College Relations Office

College Relations Office

Fall 2018 graduates doing the Viking Clap at commencement

Welcome to College Relations

We're here to share the good news about Del Mar College with our campus community––including students, faculty and staff––and the public. Effective, relevant communication is our stock in trade.

The CRO mission

The College Relations Office communicates the Del Mar College story to students and community to positively impact lives, public opinion and enrollment growth.

What we do

CRO is responsible for producing just about anything related to DMC that reaches the public's eyes and ears, such as publications, news releases, videos, social media posts and website announcements.

More specifically, we use a research-based approach to manage the College's brand identity and strategic marketing efforts. We strive to foster good public relations and promote the College through print, electronic and visual assets production, advertising, promotional activities and special events.

Further, CRO develops and maintains positive relationships with community constituents, opinion leaders and elected officials. We serve as the official liaison between the institution and the media, and we play a major role in College website management and crisis communications.

CRO Staff

The CRO staff is composed of professional communicators with expertise in writing, graphic design, marketing, social media and other areas. We have teams who specialize in publications and media relations, along with DMC-TV personnel, who specialize in video production.

Lorette Williams
Executive Director of Communication and Marketing
BA, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Cheryl Stephens
Office Coordinator
BBA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi


Michael Bratten
Communication Manager
BA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Ralph Goonan
Website Specialist and Information Architect
BA, Texas A&I University

Creative Services

Monica Benavidez
Creative Services Manager
BJ, University of Texas

Digital Services

Jason Houlihan
Digital Services Manager
BSA, Hardin-Simmons University

Robert Perez, Jr.
Multimedia Specialist
AA, Del Mar College
BA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Roland Luis
Digital Operations Technician
BA, University of Houston

Jessie Chrobocinski
Digital Services Coordinator
BA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Media Relations

Melinda Eddleman
Associate Director of Media Relations
BS, Texas A&M University
MBA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Rosa Linda Reynoso
Staff Writer / Editor
AAS, Del Mar College
AA, Del Mar College
BBA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

College Relations Office
Center for Economic Development Room 174
3209 S. Staples St.

Mailing Address
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897

Page last updated July 11, 2022.

Contact Information

College Relations Office
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897
(361) 698-1247
fax: (361) 698-1956