Board of Regents Swears-in Two of Three Seats Before Dec. 13 Regular Meeting
Board also holds election of officers, says farewell to Regents Hutchinson and Bennett
Article by Melinda Eddleman
Prior to today’s Del Mar College Board of Regents regular meeting, two of three Regents who filed unopposed for three seats available during the General Election were sworn-in after signing the appropriate statement. David Loeb, who represents District 2, and Libby Averyt, who remains in the At-large seat she has represented for over three-and-a-half years, took the Oath of Office before joining the other Regents for the Dec. 13 meeting.
The Oath of Office was administered by Jessica Alaniz, DMC Director of Risk Management, who oversees the College’s election process. District 5 Regent Carl Crull was unable to attend.
Averyt, President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of the Coastal Bend, will serve her “first” full term on the Board. The 2022 election was her first time to run for the At-large seat. In March 2019, Averyt was sworn-in after the Board selected her among applicants to fill the seat vacated in December 2018.
Both Loeb, Owner and President of Landlord Resources LLC, and Crull, Owner of Crull Engineering LLC, will serve for the first time on the College’s Board of Regents. Terms for all three individuals run through 2028.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, protocol called for the Board of Regents to reorganize and elect officers. The results are as follows:
· Chair: At-large Regent Carol A. Scott
· First Vice Chair: At-large Regent Dr. Nicholas L. Adame
· Second Vice Chair: At-large Regent Libby Averyt
· Secretary: District 1 Regent Rudy Garza, Jr.
The Board also recognized the service of Susan Hutchinson and Ed Bennett, who did not seek re-election during the 2022 General Election. Hutchinson joined the Board by appointment in May 2009 to represent District 2 and is a partner in the law firm of Davis, Hutchinson & Wilkerson, L.L.P. She served several roles during her terms with the Board, most recently as Second Vice Chair. Hutchinson has also served on the DMC Foundation’s Board of Trustees and is a Trustee Emeritus.
Bennett was elected in 2016 to represent District 5. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner and worked as Chief Financial Officer for two publicly traded companies. During his term, one of Bennett’s roles was Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee.
The Del Mar College Board of Regents includes nine regents in a modified single-member district configuration. Five regents represent specific geographic districts while 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. Among his roles with the Board, he served as Chair of the Audit Committee.
For more information about the DMC Board of Regents, visit https://www.delmar.edu/regents-and-community/board-of-regents/index.html.
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