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DMC Board of Regents selects Rudy Garza, Jr. to fill vacant District 1 seat

Article by: Michael Bratten

During a called meeting today, the Del Mar College (DMC) Board of Regents selected Rudy Garza, Jr. to fill the District 1 seat left vacant after the passing of Regent Gabriel Rivas III.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Garza was interviewed for the position by video along with one other candidate. He will be sworn in and take his seat at the Board’s next regular meeting on Oct. 13. His term runs through 2024.

Garza is a fourth-term Corpus Christi city councilman, having represented District 5 for three terms and serving his current term at large. He currently serves as the mayor’s appointee to the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation and chairman of the Municipal Court Committee. Garza is a lifelong resident of Corpus Christi, graduating from Roy Miller High School and attending Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where he majored in finance and earned a bachelor’s degree. His career includes working in purchasing and materials management with various manufacturing companies. He retired from Semtech Corporation in 2001 as a global logistics manager. Garza has worked in the local real estate market for the past 19 years, primarily in residential property management.

Prior to being elected to the city council, Garza served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Nueces County Tax Appraisal District’s board of directors, the City of Corpus Christi’s Building Standards Board and Planning Commission, the latter of which he served as chairman, the Westside Business Association and the World Affairs Council.

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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