Del Mar College’s Board of Regents will interview three applicants for the vacant At-large seat left by the death of board member Hector “Coach” Salinas.
A special meeting has been scheduled for Friday.
The person who is selected will be sworn-in that day and will fill the remainder of Salinas’ term, which runs through 2024.
Candidates include local real estate investor and developer John C. Tamez, former educator and co-president and owner of Ed-Point, LLC Linda P. Villareal and regent Salinas’ son, Orlando Salinas.
Hector Salinas died on April 30 after battling multiple illnesses. He was 76.
The interviews will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Isensee Boardroom in the Harvin Student Center on the East Campus. The public will not be able to attend the meeting in person because of COVID-19 protocols, but will be able to view it online or access it by telephone.
WANT TO WATCH THE MEETING?
Community members may access the meeting by going to the online video link at delmar.edu/webcast five minutes before the meeting. They may also call 1-877-568-4106 and enter access code 310-594-181 as early as 30 minutes before the meeting begins.
Public comments may be provided by calling the same toll-free number and using the same access code used for listening to the meeting. Anyone wishing to make a public comment must dial-in between 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.A DMC staff member will register them and provide their name and subject of their public comment. Afterwards, all callers will be muted until called upon during the public comments segment of the meeting. Registered callers will have three minutes to make their comments.
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