Decision could come at Thursday meeting in Beeville

Staff Report,

Alice Echo-News Journal

A special meeting of the Coastal Bend College District board of trustees is set for Thursday to consider and possibly take action on appointing a president for Coastal Bend College.

The new college president will replace Dr. John Brockman, who is retiring in the end of August after 34 years of service with Coastal Bend College.

Brockman moved to Beeville in 1973. He was hired as a history professor by then Bee County College. He taught history for five years and chaired the social sciences division for an additional 10 years.

Brockman taught classes in Beeville and Alice. In 1988, Brockman was named vice president of arts and sciences.

He filled that post for 11 years before accepting the position of college president in 1999.

He earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in history from Southwestern University where he went on to Texas A and M University in College Station and earned a master's degree.

He completed his Ph.D. in history in 1975 at the University of Texas in Austin.

The special meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Robert J. Beasley Administration Building board room located on 3800 Charco Road in Beeville.

The meeting is open to the public.

The board has spent the last few weeks interviewing six candidates for the position.

They are Jo Carol Fabianke, Thomas Baynum, Glendon Forgey, Phillip Shirley, James E. Martin and Robert Musgrove.