• Dean of Student Services & Accessibility 


    Dr. Kayla Devora-Jones, currently serves as the Dean of Student Services & Accessibility at Coastal Bend College where she oversees the following departments: Disability Services, Learning Resource Centers/Library, Residence Life, Student Life, Success Coaching (academic advising), Support Services (CARE Team, Tutoring), Testing Services, and TRIO programs. Additionally, Dr. Jones teaches as an adjunct instructor. 

    Dr. Jones has more than 16 years of experience working in higher education, primarily in the area of student success. She has worked with students to encourage college access, retention, completion, and transfer. She has served in various positions at Coastal Bend College such as her current role as Dean of Student Services (2020-present), the Assistant Dean of Academics (2017-2019), the Dual Enrollment Director (2013-2017), and a TRIO SSS Counselor (2010-2013), among other positions. She has previously worked at several institutions of higher education, including Texas A&M University, Houston Community College, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, before joining CBC in 2010. Additionally, Dr. Jones has volunteered for and worked with a variety of community organizations, including Communities in Schools and Family Outreach Services, as well as her local church. 

    Ed.D. in Learning & Organizational Change, Baylor University, 2021
    An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study: Measuring and Exploring Community College Students’ Perceptions of their Academic Advising Experience

    M.S. in Counseling, Texas A&M University-CC, 2008
    B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Education), Texas A&M University-CC, 2006
    A.S. in General Studies, Coastal Bend College, 2003

    EDUC-1300, Learning Frameworks: A study of the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation; factors that impact learning, and application of learning strategies. 
    GUST-1270, College & Career Planning: Provides students an opportunity to learn about college resources and adopt methods that support their success in college and in life. 

    Conference Presentations
    "Implementing a GEAR Team to Drive", 98th Annual AACC Convention, Dallas, TX - April 2018

    "Pathways to Success", South Texas ECHS Conference, South Padre Island, TX - April 2017
    "Workforce Pathways", National Benchmarking Conference, Overland, KS - June 2014

    Higher Education Highlights
    10-year service award, CBC, Jan. 2020 
    Focus Group Member, Future Focused TX campaign - Oct. 2020
    SACS-COC Onsite Visit Coordinator - Feb. 2019 
    Panelist, Texas Education Agency- ECHS Summit - Aug. 2017
    Group Moderator, EPCC/SACS-COC workshop - April 2016



    SACS-COC, Achieving the Dream, Distance Learning, Student Success, Student Affairs,  Advising, Ellucian Colleague Implementation, COVID-19 Taskforce, QEP Planning, BEE Campus USA, and various campus event planning committees.  

    Project description 
    Contact Information
    R.W. Dirks Building, CBC Beeville campus
    Office: (361) 354-2532
    Email: kdjones@coastalbend.edu