Longtime Del Mar Regent Trey McCampbell Announces Resignation
Article by: Claudia Jackson
Trey McCampbell, Del Mar College Regent since 2004 and Board Chair for 10 years, has announced his intention to resign from the Board, effective Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
I am extremely proud of Del Mar College students’ accomplishments in our community and across the country. I count my 14 years on the Board of Regents, and 10 years as Chair of the Board, as my most fulfilling service to our community. My experience has been nothing short of pure excitement, fulfillment, and pride—never a labor, always a joy.
Del Mar College Board Chair Carol Scott expressed appreciation for McCampbell’s dedication to both supporting students and representing the College District residents.
Chairman McCampbell maintained his focus on providing access to affordable, high-quality educational opportunities for Coastal Bend students. He also represented the financial interests of district residents who provide tax support for the College. Trey brought that rare combination of financial acumen and servant leadership to his service on the board.
College President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mark Escamilla responded to the announcement, “I’ve had the privilege of serving as College President with Mr. McCampbell as Board Chair for the past decade. His vision and leadership have paved the way for major expansion of Del Mar College, including a new campus and some $300 million in Capital Improvement Program renovations and construction that will serve the educational needs of the Coastal Bend for decades to come.”
A Del Mar College graduate, McCampbell served American Bank as Chief Administrative Officer and on the Senior Management Team for more than two decades. He referenced a changing work situation as necessitating him stepping down from the Board.
In 2003, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times named McCampbell “Person of the Year,” and in 2005 he was named “Leadership Corpus Christi Outstanding Alumnus.” In 2008, he was added to the Del Mar College Wall of Honor. In 2013, he was named Distinguished Alumni and he chaired two “Come Home to Del Mar College” alumni fundraisers for the DMC Foundation.
Board Chair Scott will call a special meeting after the first of the year to accept this resignation and consider the process for filling the vacant seat.
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.