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					                      MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
           OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE DEL MAR COLLEGE DISTRICT

                                    October 14, 2008

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Regents of the Del Mar College District convened in the
Isensee Board Room, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East Campus, Corpus Christi,
Texas, at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, with the following present:

From the Board:
       Mrs. Chris Adler, Board Chair, Ms. Minerva Arriaga, Mr. James B. Boggs, Dr. Haysam
       Dawod, Ms. Elva Estrada, Mr. Bill Martin, Mr. Trey McCampbell, Mr. Gabriel Rivas III
       and Mr. Guy Watts. (Mr. Watts left the meeting at 2:10 p.m.)

From the College:
       Dr. Mark Escamilla, President; Mr. José R. Rivera, Vice President of Student
       Development; Ms. Marjorie Villani, Interim Vice President of Instruction; Mr. Steve
       Megregian, Interim Vice President of Administration and Finance; Mr. José L. Alaniz,
       Consulting Vice President; Ms. Vickie Natale, Dean of Administrative Services; Mrs.
       Susie Kaspar, Executive Administrative Assistant to the President; and other faculty and
       staff.

From the Attorney’s Office:
       Mr. Augustin Rivera, Jr.

Others:
          Mr. Mike McCarthy, R&M Resources; Mr. Roland Mower and Mr. J. J. Johnston,
          Regional Economic Development Corporation; Mr. Mike Carrell, Frost Bank and
          member of the Regional Economic Development Corporation board; Mr. Scott Elliff,
          Superintendent of Schools, Corpus Christi Independent School District; and Ms.
          Bernadine Cervantes, Assistant Superintendent, Corpus Christi Independent School
          District; Mr. Freddie Martinez, Jr., Chairman of the Board of the Corpus Christi Chamber
          of Commerce.

CALL TO ORDER/QUORUM CALL/MOMENT OF SILENCE/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mrs. Chris Adler called the meeting to order, and with a quorum present, requested a moment of
silence followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

RECOGNITION, AWARDS AND INNOVATION

Ms. Claudia Jackson, Assistant to the President for Community Relations, presented the
following individuals for recognition:
•       Mr. Vernon Kramer, Geology Instructor, recognized on the History Channel’s “Modern
        Marvels” series.

•       Dr. Phil Davis, Professor of Computer Science, and Instructors Barbara Letbetter and
        John J. Nelson for their work with Geographic Information Systems which has earned the
        College a Texas Skills Standards Board award.

•       Dr. Todd Ehle, Associated Professor of Music, featured in September 2008 issue of The
        Strad, a prestigious periodical covering the musical world of strings. Dr. Ehle was in
        class and unable to attend the meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Student and Academic Issues Committee – Ms. Elva Estrada, Chair
Ms. Estrada reported that Ms. Marjorie Villani, Interim Vice President of Instruction, updated
the committee on the development of a shared governance policy, work of the Curriculum and
Academic Standards Committee, and projects related to assessment of student learning.

Buildings and Grounds Committee – Bill Martin, Chair
Mr. Martin reported the committee had approved final completion of several bond-program
contracts and that more than $55,000 was returned from site and grounds improvements
contracts. He reported that the College awarded a contract to Beecroft Construction for St. Clair
renovations, and negotiations are underway for the Fine Arts Complex under the $25-million
revenue bond program. A final community report will be issued when the bond program is
complete.

REGENTS’ REPORTS AND COMMENTS
None.

STAFF REPORTS
Ms. Tracie Rodriguez, Collegiate High School Principal, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the
successes of the Collegiate High School, including an update on attendance (99% attendance
rate, with no transportation provided), enrollment (Grade 9, 108 students; Grade 10, 99 students;
Grade 11, 91 students); dual credit courses, instruction and testing, parent involvement, and
college planning and preparation.

Mr. Scott Elliff, Superintendent of Schools for the Corpus Christi Independent School District,
introduced Ms. Bernadine Cervantes, Assistant Superintendent of CCISD. He noted that the
99% attendance rate speaks to the quality of the program. Mr. Elliff stated that he was very
proud of the Collegiate High School, and that the partnership was possible due to the
collaboration between the College and CCISD. Mr. Elliff expressed a desire to return to the
Board in the future to discuss other potential initiatives.

Ms. Marjorie Villani, Interim Vice President of Instruction, provided an update on the SACS

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reaffirmation of accreditation process, including an on-site peer review in the fall 2010, and
decision by SACS in the summer of 2011. She responded to questions of the Regents and` stated
she will continue to bring updates to the Board as the process continues.

Ms. Claudia Jackson provided a report on college market research, which revealed areas of
marketing opportunities and effectiveness of current marketing efforts. She introduced Mr. Jeff
Getchell, Director of E-Learning, who discussed survey information related to distance learning
activities.

COLLEGE PRESIDENT'S COMMENTS
Dr. Mark Escamilla introduced Mr. Freddie Martinez, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors of
the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Martinez thanked the College for allowing Mr.
Bud Harris, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, to serve as the Chamber’s Interim
President during its recent transition.

Dr. Escamilla also recognized Ms. Claudia Jackson, Assistant to the President for Community
Relations, and the staff of College Relations, whose department will receive awards at the 2008
National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, District 4.

Dr. Escamilla announced that the College has been approached by the City of Corpus Christi to
consider establishment of a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Three (TIRZ). He
introduced Ms. Jessica Alaniz, Assistant to the Vice President of Administration and Finance,
the designated representative from the College. Ms. Alaniz referred to the proposal from the
City of Corpus Christ to participate in the TIRZ. Ms. Alaniz noted the project is similar to the
Packery Channel Project.

Ms. Alaniz discussed the recommendation to participate in a ten-year plan as opposed to the
City’s 20-year proposal, explaining that a ten-year plan would require $2.9 million tax dollars to
be directed for funding, with a projected collection of $8.9 million over the ten-year period. Ms.
Alaniz announced that a representative from the City is prepared to give a presentation with
more details at the November Board meeting. Mr. Joe Alaniz provided additional explanation
to the Regents and responded to questions.

PENDING BUSINESS
None.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

1.      Approval of Minutes
        Regular Board Meeting - September 9, 2008
        Called Board Meeting - June 19, 2008
        Called Board Meeting - August 5, 2008
        Called Board Meeting - August 15, 2008
               Mr. McCampbell made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rivas, to
               approve the above referenced minutes. There being no public

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                comments, a roll-call vote was taken, and the motion carried, with
                Dr. Dawod abstaining on the September 9, 2008 minutes.

2.      Presentation on economic development strategy Regional Economic Development
        Corporation.

        Mr. Jim Boggs introduced Mr. Mike Carrell, Regional Economic Development
        Corporation board member. Mr. Carrell introduced Mr. Roland Mower and Mr. J. J.
        Johnston (Regional Economic Development Corporation), and Mr. Mike McCarthy
        (R&M Resources). Mr. Carrell gave a brief review of the initiative goals, inclusion
        process and commitment of community leaders.

        Mr. Roland Mower spoke about promoting the region to new prospective employers,
        expanding the military installations in the Coastal Bend Region, and ensuring the Port of
        Corpus Christi’s competitive capacity and commitment to identify, evaluate and pursue
        emerging opportunities to bring new wealth to Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend. Mr.
        Mower explained that the $10,000 commitment level, for five years, would allow the
        College representation on the Regional Opportunities Council. He reported the intent to
        convene the first meeting of the council in January 2009.

        After further discussion, Mr. Mower responded to questions of the Board. Mr. Watts left
        the meeting. The Board expressed concern that, given the College’s critical role and
        success in the community, the College was not named within the proposal’s stated higher
        education priority, nor was the College President’s name among the list of invited chairs.
        Mr. Mower expressed intent to rectify those omissions.

        The Board discussed concern about the legal aspect of supporting this type of initiative
        with taxpayer dollars. Mr. Joe Alaniz, Consulting Vice President, stated that auxiliary
        funds could be used to support the initiative.

3.      Discussion and possible action related to presentation on economic development strategy
        by Regional Economic Development Corporation.

                Mr. McCampbell made a motion, seconded by Dr. Dawod, to
                approve the investment subject to determining the legality of funds
                or source of funds.

        In public comments, Dr. Phil Davis expressed support for the initiative.

                A roll-call vote was taken, and the motion carried unanimously.

        Mr. Rivas requested that Mr. Mower submit materials to the Board prior to meetings.

4.      Acceptance of Investments for September 2008.


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        Mr. Megregian presented the Investments for September 2008. He reported that Money
        Markets give no indication of trading less than 1.0%, and LIBOR is doing better than
        average in the market. He confirmed that all investments at Wells Fargo are
        collateralized and secure.

                Mr. Rivas made a motion, seconded by Mr. Martin, to approve the
                Investments for September 2008. There being no public
                comments, a roll-call vote was taken, and the motion carried
                unanimously.

5.      Acceptance of Financial Statement for August 2008.

        Mr. Megregian presented the Financial Statement for August 2008 and responded to the
        Board’s questions. He stated that everything appears to be on target. He noted that even
        though enrollment is flat, the College has seen a significant enrollment increase in Dual
        Credit and the Collegiate High School, thus replacing fee-paying students with non-fee-
        paying students. Otherwise, the College would have been down in enrollment and
        contact hours during this base year. He stated he will be looking at tuition projections for
        the future based on more current enrollment patterns.

        Mr. Megregian confirmed that the Retirement Incentive Program had been included the
        2008-09 budget. Mr. McCampbell requested more specific information on the impact of
        the Retirement Incentive, including the gross retirement savings, and net after
        realignment, salary adjustments and new hires. Mr. McCampbell asked that the item be
        included in “Pending Business.” He also asked for an update on variances and
        projections related to Dual Credit and the Collegiate High School.

        Mr. Megregian responded to questions about the Fringe Benefit budget and confirmed
        that the bond payments were budgeted in 2008-09.

        In response to Dr. Dawod’s questions about recruitment and retention efforts, Mr.
        Megregian explained that the College is aggressively pursuing the market for the 8-week
        semester, as well as expanding the January registration to enhance student access for
        registration.

                Mr. McCampbell made a motion, seconded by Dr. Dawod, to
                approve the Financial Statement for August 2008. There being no
                public comments, a roll-call vote was taken, and the motion carried
                unanimously.




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6.      CLOSED SESSION pursuant to:

        A.      Tex. Govt. Code § 551.071: (Consultation with legal counsel), regarding pending
                or contemplated litigation, or a settlement offer, with possible discussion and
                action in open session; and, the seeking of legal advice from counsel, with
                possible discussion and action in open session; and,

        B.      Tex. Govt. Code § 551.074: (Personnel Matters), regarding the appointment,
                employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public
                officer or employee; and/or, a complaint or charge against a public officer or
                employee, with possible discussion and action in open session.

        The Board entered into closed session at 3:06 p.m. Mr. Rivas left the meeting during
        closed session. The Board reconvened in open session at 3:40 p.m. No action was taken.

PUBLIC COMMENTS (Non-Agenda Items) – 3-minute time limit

None.

CALENDAR: Discussion and possible action related to calendaring dates.

        October 21, 2008 – East Campus Reception for President Escamilla

        October 24, 2008 – West Campus Reception for President Escamilla

        November 4, 2008 – Election Day

        November 14 - Official canvassing by the Board (subject to change based on receipt of
        results from County Clerk’s Office)

        November 15 - Last day to conduct the canvass

        November 18, 2008 – Swearing in of new Regents and reorganization

        November 12-14, 2008 – Legislative Days

        October 29 - November 1, 2008 – Annual Leadership Congress of Association of
        Community College Trustees

ADJOURNMENT

Mrs. Adler adjourned the meeting at 3:43 p.m.




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