DMC Board of Regents selects Libby Averyt to fill vacant at-large seat
Article by: Michael Bratten
During a called meeting today, the Del Mar College (DMC) Board of Regents selected Libby Averyt to fill the at-large seat vacated in December by the resignation of former Regent Trey McCampbell.
Averyt was interviewed for the position along with two other candidates. She will take the oath of office at the Board’s regular meeting at 1 p.m. tomorrow, March 5, and will be seated with the Board at that time. She will serve through 2022.
Averyt has served as the local United Way’s chief development officer since April 2017. Previously, she spent three decades as a journalist at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, rising from reporter to president and publisher of the newspaper. In the latter role, Averyt was responsible for managing the operations, strategies and multi-million dollar budgets of an operation with more than 100 employees.
Averyt has received numerous awards for her work with local nonprofit organizations. She is currently chair-elect of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and she has served on boards including those of Charlie’s Place Recovery Center, the Texas State Aquarium and South Texas Public Broadcasting. She holds a master’s degree in communication from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.
Today’s selection was a tough one for the Board, given the excellent qualifications of the candidates we interviewed. In the end, we decided that Ms. Averyt’s extensive community involvement and experience as publisher of the Caller-Times, and now as chief development officer at the United Way, will serve her well on the Board. Combined with her wealth of knowledge and familiarity with this region, she stands out as our best choice.
The DMC 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 DMC District includes all the area in the Calallen, Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff, Tuloso-Midway and West Oso independent school districts.
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The Board of Regents’ web pages are available at: www.delmar.edu/regents-and-community/board-of-regents/index.html
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