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Board of Regents selects Dr. Linda P. Villarreal for At-large Seat after interviewing three candidates today, June 11

Dr. Villarreal also sworn-in today, term runs through 2024

Article by Melinda Eddleman

During a special called meeting today, June 11, the Del Mar College (DMC) Board of Regents interviewed three candidates and unanimously selected Dr. Linda P. Villarreal to fill the At-large seat vacated with the passing of Hector Salinas in April. Candidates were given the opportunity to interview in-person.

Dr. Villarreal was also sworn-in after the Board made their selection. She will serve for the remainder of the term, which runs through 2024.

Dr. Villarreal is co-president and owner of Ed-Point, LLC, with 43 years of educational experience as a former classroom teacher with Kingsville Independent School District (ISD), Principal with Driscoll ISD and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Superintendent of Schools with Brooks County ISD. She also served as Deputy Director and Executive Director for the Education Service Center, Region 2, located in Corpus Christi.

Currently, she teaches as an adjunct professor with the College of Education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Louisiana State University in Shreveport and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in the areas of administration and leadership at the graduate level. She also serves as a national conference speaker and trainer as well as a keynote for regional, state and national educational institutions.

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She was a board member and chairperson for the Southwest Educational Development Lab for a four-state region (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) from 2003 to 2013. Currently, Dr. Villarreal is a board member of the Rural School Innovation Zone that encompasses three rural South Texas independent school districts.

A Corpus Christi native, Dr. Villarreal attended Roy Miller High School and Del Mar College. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Education and a master’s degree in secondary education from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville) and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in educational leadership from the joint program offered by Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She is also a Texas Education Agency-approved provider for school board training and holds professional superintendent, mid-management and provisional elementary certifications.

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. The Del Mar College District includes all the area in the Calallen, Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff, Tuloso-Midway and West Oso Independent School Districts.

DMC Board of Regents pages on the College’s website are available at: www.delmar.edu/regents-and-community/board-of-regents/index.html

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.