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Mark Garcia

Dean of Strategic Initiatives

"I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next."

- Steve Jobs


Peruse previous presentations covering a wide range of hardware and software platforms for faculty.


Looking to brush up on a piece of technology or learn something new? I've got you covered!

Office 365

Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft's platform as we dive into some of the key functions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. 

Google Drive

Prefer Google Drive's suite of apps to those made by Microsoft? No worries. I detail the how to replicate functions from Microsoft's platform in Google's.


Apple has updated their cloud based services over the last few years. Learn how maximize your efficiency in Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.


Uploading a video to YouTube and getting hits? That's the easy part. Building out extensive playlists, utilizing url parameters, and embedding a custom player? That's where I come in!


Coming soon... a whole new way to learn what new technologies are available for faculty, staff, and students at Collin.


Hey you just met me, and this is crazy, but here's my "About" section, so read it maybe...

Hi, I'm Mark Garcia, the dean of strategic initiatives at Collin College. You may be asking yourself, "What does a dean of strategic initiatives do?" I'm so glad you asked. I oversee distance learning at the college, but I also assess and assist with the deployment of innovative technologies.


Collin Higher Education Center
Texas 399 Spur
CHEC 449
McKinney, TX 75069


Phone: (972)-599-3185