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Board of Regents selects William "Bill" J. Kelly for District 3 Seat after interviewing four candidates today, March 19

Kelly to take seat after swearing-in on April 13, term runs though 2024

Article by DMC College Relations Office

William "Bill" Kelly_DMC Board of Regents District 3 Seat Appointee

During a special called meeting today, March 19, the Del Mar College (DMC) Board of Regents interviewed four candidates and selected William “Bill” J. Kelly to fill the District 3 seat vacated after Regent Elva Estrada’s resignation in January. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all four candidates were interviewed using video conferencing.

Kelly will be sworn-in on April 13 and take the District 3 seat for the Board’s regular meeting scheduled that day. He will serve for the remainder of the term, which runs through 2024.

Kelly is an attorney specializing in Family Law litigation and mediation.

Among his public service activities, Kelly is a founding member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and served on the Board of Directors from 1991 to 1997 and as Board Vice President in 1992. He also served on the Board of Directors of Metro Ministries from 2009 to 2012 and was a member of the Corpus Christi Planning Commission from 1999 to 2001.

In 2001, Kelly was elected to the District 1 seat on the Corpus Christi City Council and served four terms through 2009, stepping down after completing term limits. He was elected to the Calallen Independent School District Board of Trustees, representing Place 4, and served from 2012 through 2020. In 2019, he became a Calallen Education Foundation Board member for which he still serves. Additionally, Kelly is the current President of Dispute Resolution Services and has been a Board member since 2018.

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.

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