• Dr. Patricia A. Rehak currently serves as the Provost of Coastal Bend College. She is a member of the President’s cabinet and has the responsibility for the planning and management of student services and evaluation of all facets of credit and noncredit instructional programs and services. Dr. Rehak works in collaboration with Deans, chairs, coordinators, directors, and faculty and is responsible for policy development with instructional and student services programs. As Chief Academic Officer, she designs programs and services with academic excellence. As Provost, she is responsible for supervision of key personnel in instruction, student services and learning services, oversight of academic and career and technical education, and the center locations. Dr. Rehak serves as the SACSCOC Liaison and has over 15 years of experience working with accreditation.

    Professional Leadership and Strategic Initiatives

    Dr. Rehak has over 20 years of experience in higher education serving in roles as a faculty member and an administrator. She has served on three different college administrative teams at Wharton County Community College, Victoria College and now Coastal Bend College, served as an Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Assessment, Division Chair of Technology and Business, and Department Head of transfer and general education and career and technical education departments. She has worked with four different college Presidents to develop Strategic Plans and served as a member of a master planning team.

    Curriculum and Program Development

    Dr. Rehak has served as chair of curriculum committees for over 10 years and has guided and supported curriculum, course and program development and assessment/evaluation. Her professional work has included the development of programs and associated certificates such as in Early Childhood and Human Services.

    Community and State Level Collaborations and Partnerships

    Dr. Rehak collaborates with community and state level organizations and stakeholders at a local and state level in support of student success. She has participated in the Texas Success Pathways project, the Houston GPS Alliance and partnered with Victoria ISD, Victoria College and Texas Region III to host a regional P-16 conference. She developed numerous working partnerships with agencies such as the Fort Bend, Matagorda and Wharton Tri-County Extension Agency, Fort Bend, Matagorda and Wharton Tri-County Head Start, Fort Bend ISD and the Gulf-Coast Consortium. She continues to partner and work with Coastal Bend College partners in higher education.

    Service to the College and Community

    Dr. Rehak has served/chaired many college-wide committees such as, Achieving the Dream, Pathways, Assessment, Relationship Management, Workload and Grievance. She secured the National Technology Honor Society Charter for Wharton County Junior College and developed and sponsored the WCJC Behavioral Science Club. She is a past president for the Victoria Downtown Rotary Club.


    Ph.D. Educational Psychology and Individual Differences (Higher Education Administration), University of Houston, Houston TX

    M.A. Psychology, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria TX

    B.S. Education, University of Houston, Victoria TX

    Research and Publications

    Conston, T., Rehak, P., & Mollhagen, A. (2016). An Historical Analysis of Access for African Americans into Institutions of Higher Education and the Emergence of Response Minority Access Initiatives. Qualitative Methods in Africana Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Examining Africana Phenomena, 359.

    Rehak, P. A. (2015). Inside the community college developmental math classroom: Understanding differences between faculty and students' attitudes and experiences (Doctoral dissertation).

    Rehak, P. & McKinney, L. (2014). Utilizing course evaluation data to improve Student learning and success in developmental math courses. Community College Journal of Research & Practice. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2014.953273 .