Dr. Bea Espinoza 2 

    Dr. Espinoza began her presidency in June 2012. She has a wide array of experiences over 30 years in higher education at both community colleges and universities in five different states. She holds a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology and Educational Psychology and a Masters in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. She also completed a post-doctorate in the CCLP program at UT Austin and was a Kellogg Fellow for MSI/HACU. Dr. Espinoza started her college path with the assistance of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) scholarship after 18 years as an agricultural farm-worker. She attributes her college success largely to the support of her family and other people who “cared enough to remove barriers, build bridges and track new paths for a first generation college student.” She and her husband Tony have one daughter. 




  • Stacie Yanta 

    Stacie Yanta 
    Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees 
    Debra Myers 
    Senior Administrative Assistant 
    Phone: (361) 354-2200 
    Fax:  (361) 354-2333