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Board of Regents Holding Special Called Meeting June 11 to Interview Three Candidates for Vacant At-large Seat

Article by DMC College Relations Office

During the June 8 regular monthly meeting, the Del Mar College Board of Regents announced the three candidates who applied for consideration for the At-large seat left vacant by the passing of Regent Hector Salinas in April. The Board announced the application process and deadline, which was noon on June 4, for the vacant At-large seat during their May 11 regular monthly meeting.

The Board has scheduled a special called meeting on Friday, June 11, at 8:30 a.m. to interview all three applicants who submitted materials for consideration for the appointment.

Those three candidates include:

  • John C. Tamez
  • Dr. Linda P. Villarreal
  • Orlando Salinas

These candidates will be given the opportunity to appear for their interview in-person on Friday. Also during Open Session, the selected individual will be sworn-in that same day.

The appointed individual will fill the At-large seat for the remainder of the term, which runs through 2024.

Board members will meet in the Isensee Boardroom in the Harvin Student Center on the East Campus, Baldwin and Ayers. Members of the public will not be able to attend the meeting in person, but they will be able to view the meeting online or access by telephone.

Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic crisis, this meeting will be conducted by video and/or teleconference. The meeting will be conducted in accordance with guidance from the Offices of the Governor and Attorney General, and the provisions of Sections 551.122 and 551.127 of the Texas Government Code and other open meeting requirements, that have not been suspended by order of the Governor.

Community members may access the meeting by going to the online video link at https://www.delmar.edu/webcast/ five minutes before the beginning of the special called meeting. They may also call (toll-free) 1-877-568-4106 and enter Access Code 310-594-181 as early as 30 minutes before the meeting begins.

Public comments may be provided by calling the same toll-free number and using the same Access Code used for listening to the meeting.

Anyone wishing to make a public comment needs to dial-in between 8 and 8:15 a.m. They will register with a DMC staff member and provide their name and subject of their public comment, specifically if it is related to the Agenda. The DMC staff member monitoring the toll-free line will mute all callers at 8:15 a.m. and then provide registered callers’ names and subject to the Board Chair by 8:30 a.m. When called upon during the Public Comments segment of the meeting, registered callers will be unmuted and will have three minutes to make their comments.

The Agenda Notice for the special called meeting is available at: https://www.delmar.edu/regents-and-community/board-of-regents/_resources/agendas/called-meeting-agenda-6-11-21.pdf

Applicants were required to submit a letter of interest, their resume and up to five letters of support. Requirements also include that candidates are residents of Texas (at least one year) and of the Del Mar College District (at least six months) and be a registered voter. The Del Mar College District includes all of the area within the Calallen, Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff, Tuloso-Midway and West Oso Independent School Districts as well as within the boundaries (city limits) of the City of Corpus Christi.

The Del Mar College Board of Regents includes nine regents in a modified single-member district configuration. Five Regents represent specific geographic districts, and four serve at-large. DMC Board of Regents web pages are available at: https://www.delmar.edu/regents-and-community/board-of-regents/index.html.



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