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Board of Regents Holding Special Called Meeting March 19 to Interview Four Candidates for District 3 Seat

Article by DMC College Relations Office

During the Feb. 9 regular monthly meeting, the Del Mar College Board of Regents announced the resignation of Regent Elva Estrada and the March 15 application deadline for the vacant District 3 seat. The Board is holding a special called meeting on Friday, March 19, at 9 a.m. to interview all four applicants who submitted materials for consideration for the appointment.

Those four candidates include:

  • Stephanie Guerrero Saenz
  • William J. Kelly
  • Deanne Pierce
  • Carolyn Vaughn

Board members will meet via teleconferencing 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 pandemic, the March 19 meeting will be conducted in accordance with guidance from the Offices of the Governor and Attorney General, and the provisions of Sections 551.122, 551.125 and 551.127 of the Texas Government Code and other open meeting requirements, that have not been suspended by order of the Governor. DMC Board members and administrators in attendance will also practice social distancing and wear face masks or coverings under the College’s current required protocols.

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 8:30 and 8:45 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 8:45 a.m. and then provide registered callers’ names and subject to the Board Chair by 9 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:


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 District 3 of the Del Mar College District (at least six months) and be registered voters. The Del Mar College District includes all the area in the Calallen, Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff, Tuloso-Midway and West Oso Independent School Districts.

The candidate selected for appointment to fill the District 3 seat will be sworn-in on April 13 and take their seat for the Board’s regular meeting scheduled that day. The appointed individual will fill the District 3 seat for the remainder of the term, which runs through 2024.

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. To access a downloadable PDF file of the DMC District map, use the following link:https://www.delmar.edu/regents-and-community/board-of-regents/_resources/election/dmc-single-member-district-map-2012.pdf

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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