(CORPUS CHRISTI, TX) — The Texas A&M Health Science Center announces the selection of a new director for the HSC-Coastal Bend Health Education Center: Guadalupe Reyes Jr., who has extensive administrative experience in higher education.

“I am excited about joining this already successful team of dedicated professionals who are committed to improving the health of the community through partnerships in education, research and technology,” Reyes said. “I plan to do my part to help increase the number of persons and organizations that receive our continuing and community education services. We are committed to supporting the established wellness goals for our 19-county service area.”

Reyes, a Corpus Christi native, returns to the Coastal Bend after serving most recently as dean of technical and workforce education at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas. Prior to Blinn, he served in administrative leadership positions at Shoreline Community College in Seattle; City Colleges of Chicago; Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland, Wash.; Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence, S.C.; Black Hawk College in Moline, Ill.; and Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Reyes received his Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Mathematics from Aurora College in Aurora, Ill.

In addition to becoming actively involved in community organizations, Reyes looks forward to reaching out to the HSC-Coastal Bend Health Education Center’s current partners and stakeholders to recommit the center’s “energies and resources” to improve the health and wellness of Coastal Bend residents.

“I plan to provide the necessary leadership to advance the reputation of CBHEC in its efforts to become the premier health education center for medical and health care professionals, students and the community at-large,” Reyes added.

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