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CBC appoints new administrators, focuses on effectiveness
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Institutional effectiveness remains a top priority for Coastal Bend College as discussed at the regular board of trustees meeting held on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Director of Institutional Research Randy Lindeman provided an overview of the goals, measures and outcomes that all college departments must submit on an annual basis. Overall, the majority of the college’s instructional, administrative and student services departments have provided documented, measureable data supporting their goals and outcomes since 2009. These institutional effectiveness goals, measures and outcomes are used in meeting accreditation standards, as well as other state and federal standards and in addition to being used internally to improve instruction, services and student success.

Performance funding

A memo from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board was sent to all colleges about the proposed outcomes based performance funding model. In the near future, funding for state colleges will likely be based on success points. These success points will be awarded at various milestones throughout a student’s college career such as advancing from developmental education courses to college level courses, passing gateway courses, college credit hour attainment (i.e., 15 hours, 30 hours), certificates or degrees conferred, and transferring to a university. As a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges, CBC supports this funding model because it focuses on helping students succeed, graduate and enter the workforce or transfer to a university.

New hires

The CBC trustees approved the new organization chart, which will be published in the 2012-2013 CBC Catalog Addendum in early 2013. The new structure features two vice presidents: a VP of student and administrative services and a VP of instruction and economic & workforce development. These two vice presidents will each lead two of four deans: academics, administration, student services and workforce development.

The board approved the appointment of the following positions at the meeting: dean of academics, Dr. Twila Johnson; dean of administration, Kathlyn Patton; dean of student services, Pete Treviño; and vice president of student and administrative services, Velma Elizalde. Also appointed as part of the reorganization are director of business services, Lisa Garza; business analyst, Daniel Benavidez; and assistant human resources director, Denice Hadwin.

The VP of instruction and economic & workforce development and the dean of workforce development have not been appointed.

To buy or nots

Options are being reviewed as to whether or not to purchase the CBC Kingsville campus. The lease agreement costs the college about $247,000 a year. CBC Kingsville boasts more than 35,000 square feet of classrooms, computer and distance learning labs, and a new student success center available to the 600 students that attend classes there each semester.

Overall, the success rate of students at the Kingsville campus is about 80 percent, according to Kingsville Campus Director Felipe Leal. If the college purchases the strip mall containing the campus, it would acquire an additional 56,000 square feet of space, for a total of 91,000 square feet, to expand in the future. The board has begun reviewing information regarding the purchase option and a decision will be made no later than February 2013.
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