COM board members sworn in
Posted on: May 20, 2013
Former Galveston County judge Ray Holbrook administers the oath of office to new College of the Mainland board member Rachel Delgado.
Three newly elected College of the Mainland board of trustees members – Bennie Matthews, position 1; Rosalie Kettler, position 4; and Rachel Delgado, position 6 – took the oath of office at a special-called board meeting Monday. Matthews has served on the board since 1983 and Kettler since 2007. This is Delgado’s first term.
Retired Galveston County judge Ray Holbrook administered the oath of office to Delgado. Following the ceremony, Delgado said she selected him because she was inspired by his work to allow employees to opt out of Social Security.
“I admire his creativity, energy and passion to find solutions for employees. I want to honor that legacy,” said Delgado.
COM employee and notary public Sally Austin administered the oath to Matthews, a former teacher in La Marque ISD.
Linda Butler, Dickinson ISD board of trustees member, swore in Kettler, who serves on the Association of Community College Trustees in addition to serving on the COM board.
“We welcome to the board Ms. Rachel Delgado. Her fresh insight into the nature of education and human relations will serve her well and the future of this College,” said board chair Ralph Holm. “We at the same time welcome back Ms. Bennie Matthews and Ms. Rosalie Kettler to continue their service to College of the Mainland. The future of the college is bright as we see the great interests of voters on the mainland in Galveston County to make COM the greatest value in education and best darn college in Texas.”
All three will serve alongside current board members Holm; Roney McCrary, vice chair; Wayne Miles; and Nick Stepchinski.
Bennie Matthews is sworn in for her sixth term on the College of the Mainland board of trustees.
Rosalie Kettler takes the oath of office for a second term on the College of the Mainland board of trustees.