Hutchinson, McCampbell hold on to their spots
The 2016 Del Mar College Board of Regents races are officially over.
Three out of the nine seats were up for grabs. District 2 incumbent Susan Hutchinson ran unopposed, while District 5 representative Jim Boggs ran against Ed Bennett and At-Large incumbent Trey McCampbell ran against Laurie Turner.
Hutchinson, who ran uncontested, is ready to continue helping Del Mar grow.
“I am honored to have the voters of my district confirm that they want my continued representation of their interests on the Del Mar College Board of Regents,” Hutchinson said. “The board is faced with some challenges and some opportunities, and I am confident that the entire college is fully prepared to handle both.”
Bennett was able to beat Boggs for the District 5 seat. As a new member on the board, Bennett is looking to help change the reputation of the city.
“Del Mar College is in a position of changing the city from one with a reputation of a less literate population to that of a city with highly skilled workers and professionals that have well-honed cognitive thinking skills,” Bennett said. “The focal point of this success is retention of the professors and attracting new, well qualified Ph.D.’s to lead us academically.”
McCampbell was able to hold on to his At-Large seat against Turner, an educator. McCampbell’s main objective during this new term will be to implement new software and systems.
“Del Mar College is in the process of implementing software and systems to help improve on the various initiatives for student success,” McCampbell said. “That system will give faculty and staff almost real time information on how students are doing and how to ensure they are successful in completing their education.”
All the regents’ terms are for six years. The next election will be held in 2018 with District 1 Gabriel Rivas III, District 3 Elva Estrada and At-Large Sandra L. Messbarger seats up for grabs.