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Del Mar board will be briefed on student housing plan

Del Mar College
Posted at 10:47 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 19:08:37-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A discussion on student housing is about to get underway at the Del Mar Board of Regents meeting.

Del Mar's vice president of student affairs will be providing the board of regents an update on a student housing survey that was conducted last month.

The college received more than 1.000 responses.

According to the results, 84 percent of those surveyed would like Del Mar to provide on-campus dorms and student housing.

Trustees were pleasantly surprised by the response.

“Honestly, when we do surveys you just never know 200 to 400, maybe 600 surveys,” said Dr. Rito Silva, Del Mar’s vice president of student affairs. “(We) got 1,163 responses. And again, they were very positive responses as well. So that gave us our first indication that we maybe we need to move forward and look at it a little bit more."

One of the main concerns students mentioned in the survey - how the cost of housing would impact their tuition - that is actually one of the next things school officials will look into.

Del Mar officials stress they are still a long way away from even approving a student housing proposal. They are just doing the necessary background research should they decide to move forward.