• Higher Education Teaching/Administrative Positions  

          Yolanda Abrigo began her educational journey in January 1991 at Bee County College (now known as Coastal Bend College).  Yolanda earned her Associate in Applied Science degree in General Business Technology in December 1992.  Upon graduation, Yolanda was hired as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Occupational Programs where she worked for two years.  In 1997, Yolanda transitioned into a Student Support Specialist position in the Learning Assistance Center (now known as the Student Success Center).  Yolanda served as the GED Administrator and testing liaison during that time. In 1998, Yolanda transitioned into the I.T. Department where she helped implement a Help Desk for the college.  Not long after, Yolanda was given another opportunity to serve as a distance learning technician through the college’s Title III grant.  It was during this time that Yolanda developed her passion for distance learning.  Yolanda has worked as a multimedia technician, learning management system administrator, instructional designer and trainer, and currently serves as the Director of Distance Learning.
     

    Institutions of Higher Education Attended 

    University of Phoenix, currently attending, pursuing a BA in Business Administration 

    SQL Certification, 2018,Coastal Bend College Continuing Education 

    Bee County College, 1991-1992, earned an Associate of Applied Science in General Business Technology 

    Significant Professional Publications/Presentations  

         Yolanda serves as a Coastal Bend College Employee and Student Trainer specializing in the following areas: 

    Blackboard (Learning Management System) 

    Colleague (Student Information System) 

    Campus Connect/POISE 

    STARLINK 

    SAFECOLLEGES 

     Organization/Community Memberships 

         Yolanda serves as a member for the Texas Distance Learning Association and serves on the Coastal Bend College Graduation Committee.  She also serves as the liaison for STARLINK, an online professional development to higher education communities.  She serves as a member of the Texas Blackboard User’s Group as well as a representative of the South Texas Higher Education Regional Council for Distance Learning.