Interviews to begin next week for Martin, Fabianke, Baynum, Musgrove, Forgey, Shirley

The Coastal Bend College Board of Trustees officially announced the six finalists for the position of president for Coastal Bend College at 10 a.m. Thursday in the boardroom of the Robert J. Beasley Administration Building.

The board will begin interviews next week pending candidates' schedules, school officials said.

The interview process has been expedited in an effort to make candidates available to faculty, staff and press prior to the beginning of the summer session.

On the day of the candidate's interview, some time will be set aside in the afternoon for a faculty, staff and press forum. During that time, individuals will have the opportunity to interact with the candidate.

There will be a reception immediately following the forum, college officials said.

Coastal Bend College will announce the dates to the community.

The candidates are as follows:

Dr. Jo-Carol Fabianke

Dr. Jo-Carol Fabianke graduated from Rosebud High School in Rosebud Texas. She received her BBA in Business Education and her MBE in Business Education from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

She received her EdD in Higher Education Administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Dr. Fabianke currently is the District Director of Achieving the Dream for the Alamo Community College District and has been employed in that position since January 2006. Previous to that position, she was the Vice President of Academics at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Texas from January 2000 until she accepted her District position.

Dr. Thomas Baynum

Dr. Thomas Baynum received his high school diploma at Wilmington High School in Wilmington, Del.

He then went on to get his BA in English and French at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. He continued at Wayne State College and got his MA of Education, majoring in English.

He then got his PhD in Higher Education Administration at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Dr. Baynum is currently employed at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and has been so since 2002. In 2003, he also took on the responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member, teaching English.

In November 1997, he was the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Richland Community College in Decatur, Ill., until September 2002.

Dr. Glendon Forgey

Dr. Glendon Forgey is a native of Oklahoma. He graduated from Wellston High School in Wellston, Okla. He attended the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla., where he earned a BS degree with a major in Accounting and a minor in English and a MBA with a major in Management.

Dr. Forgey earned his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.

Since January 2004, Dr. Forgey has been the Vice-President of Administrative Services and CFO at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida.

Previous to that, he served as the Assistant Vice-President of Administration/Business Manager at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., from August 2001 to December 2003 and served as Comptroller for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education from December 1980 to May 2001.

Dr. James E. Martin

Dr. Martin graduated from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He earned a BA in Social Sciences with a minor in Sociology from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Dr. Martin earned his M.Ed. in Counselor Education from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Since July 2003, Dr. Martin has served as the Vice-President of Student Affairs at Pensacola Jr. College in Pensacola, Florida. Previously, he served as the Vice-President of Student Affairs at St. John's River Community College in Palatka, Florida from April 2001 to June of 2003.

From August 1999 to April 2001, he was the Associate Vice-President for Student Success and Dean at Florida Community College in Jacksonville, Florida.

He was also been an Intern Instructor at Bowling Green University from August 1976 to June 1978 and an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Baylor University from August 1978 to June 1980.

Dr. Robert Musgrove

Dr. Robert Musgrove graduated from Sweetwater High School in Sweetwater, Texas. He received his BA in English from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, his MA and Med in English and English Education from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., and his PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Musgrove currently is the President of Pine Technical College in Pine City, Minn., and has been employed in that position since July 1998.

Previous to that position, he was employed as the Dean of Instruction at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater, Texas, from September 1989 until he accepted his position at Pine Technical College.

Dr. Phillip Shirley

Dr. Phillip Shirley received his high school diploma at W.W. Samuall High School in Dallas, Texas.

He then went on to get his BS in Secondary Education with a double minor in History and English at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

He went to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas where he got his MRE, majoring in Education and minoring in Theology. He got his MeD at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

He majored in Counseling and minored in Psychology. He continued at the University of North Texas and pursued his PhD in Higher Education, Vocational Education Administration.

Dr. Shirley is currently the President of Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff, Ark., and has been so since 2000.

Previous to the position in 1997 he was the Vice President and Dean of Instruction at Southeast Arkansas College until he accepted the position as President at the same institution.

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