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ACC Regent Starkey Resigns

During the monthly ACC Board of Regents meeting on November 16, regent Jake Starkey informed the Board of Regents members of his intent to resign from the Board. Per established Board Policy, regent Starkey provided official notice to ACC Board of Regents Chair ‘Bel Sanchez through written communication following the conclusion of the meeting.

Positive Contributions and Leadership

Regent Starkey has served on the board since he was elected to Position 6 in 2020. Throughout his time as a regent, Jake provided expertise and important input on various items during board meetings. Mr. Starkey has served as an advocate and champion for the college through his extensive involvement within the local community, his consistent attendance at various college functions ranging from graduations to fine arts events to celebrations like Veteran’s Day and the annual Fall Festival. He has served on key committees of the Community College Association of Texas Trustees.

He is an avid supporter of the ACC Foundation participating in various events throughout each year highlighted by the ACC Annual Gala. His insights and efforts have played a significant role in the initiatives and decisions undertaken by the board.

In his letter of resignation Regent Starkey states, “With a sense of gratitude for the privilege of serving alongside my fellow regents, I'm writing to inform you of my decision to resign from the Board of Regents of Alvin Community College. It has been an honor to be part of a team that has worked tirelessly to advance the mission and vision of this institution. Together, we have achieved significant milestones and contributed to the growth and prosperity of the college. I am eternally grateful for my time serving this institution I love and I hope that I've been able to make a positive impact during my time.”

Serving on the board requires much of the regent’s personal time and energy. Mr. Starkey has always embraced that commitment and faithfully served the college to benefit the community.

“I have been extremely proud of Jake’s accomplishments and service on the ACC board,” Chairwoman ‘Bel Sanchez said. “I know that he does not make this decision lightly, and I look forward to what lies ahead for him in life.”

“I am confident that his support for and involvement with ACC will continue after all, he is a Dolphin alumnus!” President Dr. Robert J. Exley said.

To comply with Board Policy, the ACC Board of Regents has thirty days to appoint someone to temporarily fill the Position 6 vacancy through May 4, 2024 – when the next regularly scheduled Board Election is slated to occur. The Position 6 election will be to fulfill the remainder of the present term which ends in May 2026.

The May 4, 2024 ballot will include Position 6 as well as Positions 1, 2 and 3.