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.

Jeff Olsen
Vice President of Communication and Marketing
BA, California State University-Long Beach

Kim Champion Gonzales
Office Coordinator
AA, Del Mar College


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

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

Roland Luis
Digital Operations Technician
BA, University of Houston

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

Crystal Seehorn
Community Relations Manager
BA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Marketing and Events

Jason Houlihan
Executive Director of Marketing/Events
BSA, Hardin-Simmons University, MBA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Mark Bohling
Events Manager
BS, Iowa State University
MS, University of Southern Mississippi

Jessie Chrobocinski
Digital Services Specialist
BA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
MS, Full Sail University

Ralph Goonan
UX Manager
BA, Texas A&I University

Tania Shumaker
Graphic Design Specialist
BSD, The Ohio State University


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 June 25, 2024.

Contact Information

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


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