Del Mar College President and CEO

President and CEO

President Mark Escamilla in Blue Angel Jet

Mark Escamilla, Ph.D.

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Del Mar College President and CEO Mark Escamilla is dedicated to empowering students to succeed in every aspect of their educational experience. His commitment to students has taken him from rappelling down a 20-story building and fishing in his beloved Laguna Madre to raise scholarship funds to walking the halls of the Texas Capitol and encouraging state legislators to enact laws that support the College.

Selected as Del Mar College’s president in 2008, Dr. Escamilla values all learners equally, whether earning a high school equivalency certificate, a workforce certification or an associate’s degree – and even a bachelor’s degree with our RN to BSN nursing program.

Student Learning Success

Voters approved $300 million in bonds in 2014 and 2016. Since then, the College has constructed the Oso Creek Campus on Corpus Christi’s Southside to create a modern presence in that growing part of the Coastal Bend. Del Mar College has also constructed new classroom buildings with labs, workspaces and other facilities that encourage collaborative learning on the Heritage and Windward campuses.

Student Access and Support Services

The College’s enrollment includes Dual Credit high school students from more than 30 regional school districts.

Professional Initiatives

The College’s accreditation has been reaffirmed unconditionally in 2020 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges following a thorough analysis of instructional programs and college operations.


Major upgrades in campus security protocols and classroom support technology provide a safe and effective learning environment.


The Del Mar College Foundation assets grew to $21 million, primarily for student scholarships. Legislative efforts expanded training capacity for high-paying technical and industrial careers.


The College partners to train employees for most of the new and existing Coastal Bend industries representing $50 billion in new regional investments.


Enrollment growth, community partnerships, innovative fundraising and legislative advocacy all support continued student access and success.

Dr. Escamilla In Action

Page last updated August 10, 2022.