Thursday, August 17, 2006

Del Mar President Carlos Garcia, "opted not to renew the yearly contract for the former EEO officer, Ms. Theresa Cox"

The former EEO officer, Ms. Theresa Cox?

JK: The deception begins in the first sentence. Garcia, in his own words said, "her contract expires August 31, 2001". So isn't she still under contract?

From: Carlos A Garcia
Date: Aug 16, 2006 6:07 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: [Del Mar Electronic Anonymous Input Forum] Nah! There aint nothin inappropriate goin on at Del Mar College. Right Adriana?
To: Jaime Kenedeno

Hello Everyone,

As you may be aware, I opted not to renew the yearly contract for the former EEO officer, Ms. Theresa Cox.

JK: When did DMC President Dr. Carlos Garcia choose this option?

Sat, 15 Apr 2006

Theresa Cox — Del Mar College dean of Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action, Equity, Access and Compliance was placed on paid
administrative leave from the college after she and several students
made allegations that President Carlos Garcia of Del Mar made
sexually advances toward them. Before she was let go on this past
Tuesday (April 11,2006)
, Gabe Rivas- President of the Del Mar College Board of
Regents, got together with DMC President Carlos Garcia, Gambi Gamboa-
LULAC Council 1 member, and Henry Gorhorm- LULAC Council 1 member,
to make a deal.


Cox’s administrative leave.

“Ms. Cox is on administrative

leave from the college, but we can’t

reveal the details about her leave,”

Westergren said.

DMC President Dr. Carlos Garcia

also confirmed Cox’s status.

“We do not want to hear rumors

that (Cox) was fired,” Garcia said.

“Mrs. Cox is on administrative

leave and her contract expires on

Aug. 31, 2006,” Garcia said. “DMC

has a restructuring of the administration,

and it is normal to have several

employees leave for several reasons,

such as retirement, offers for a new

employment or just moving out from

the city.

JK: By the time this article is published in the Foghorn, Gabriel Rivas and the Board of Regents are informed of the situation and the allegations against President Carlos Garcia.

JK: It is certainly valid to question the Board as to why Dr. Garcia has not been placed on Administrative leave as SOP mandates?

JK: Gabriel Rivas (en camera) represents and definitively concludes, when an employee is accused of Sexual Harassment; that employee is placed on Administrative leave.

JK: The Administrative Leave Requirement is an integral step in the Due Process and unequivocally applies to each employee the same. The act of discontinuing or modifying the JOB opportunities of one’s accuser, is a blatant act of retaliation. In the protection of DMC (all) preventing retaliation is an obvious reason the Due Process requires the placement of the accused employee on administrative leave.

JK: Dr. Carlos Garcia’s option to not renew the contract of Theresa Cox is indicative of a retaliatory or cover-up agenda. By no means can the decision be one of objectivity.

JK: Why do the DMC Board and In house Counsel “opt” to continue to thwart Due Process and violate DMC SOP?

JK: While SOP is practiced with a hard-handed adherence on the lower rungs of employees; it is conveniently ignored or exempted for a select group of insiders at the “untouchable echelons” of the DMC Yanqui Aristocracy.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The DMC Community Outreach Campaign

The Expose begins

Mr. Benitez answered a knock at the door to find a gunman, Francisco Perez, waiting for him.

The Attempted Capital Murder of Mr. Benitez

~June 13, 2006

Theresa Cox v Del Mar College filed in Travis County

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Court Documents Released on Kenedeno & Associates’ website Del Mar Electronic Anonymous Input Forum

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dear Mike Westergren, I extend my hand out (in the interest of peace & resolution) to the Del Mar Administration, Faculty, Staff & Board of Regents.

Aug 15, 2006 Channel 6 Releases News Story Citing Released Travis County Court Documents

Former Del Mar dean files suit against college

Aug 16, 2006 6:07 AM

Official Statement (per email)

From: Carlos A Garcia
Subject: Re: Fwd: [Del Mar Electronic Anonymous Input Forum] Nah! There aint nothin inappropriate goin on at Del Mar College. Right Adriana?
To: Jaime Kenedeno
Cc: garzaa@caller

Aug 16, 2006 05:28 PM Channel 6 Releases

Del Mar president responds to lawsuit concerns

The basis for this action includes, but is not limited to, well documented incompetence, insubordination, and unprofessional conduct.

JK: For any whom are “In The Know” regarding Theresa Cox and Del Mar College; the above statement fully discredits Dr. Carlos Garcia and any who choose to support his agenda. He continues to discredit himself citing the “basis” for his “opting out” of the contract with Ms. Cox.

The basis for this action includes, but is not limited to, well documented incompetence, insubordination, and unprofessional conduct.

JK: We all know, this is a statement of incompetence not of Ms Cox but of the DMC President. The question in my mind is; how did he ever make it through high school with such voids of common sense? Theresa Cox is a very competent employee. Unprofessional would have been for her to continue to follow the directives of self-dealing and self-interest of her superiors. How did Ms. Cox ever ascend to the JOB if she had not the skills and attributes required. She got tired of covering up the BS created by the testosterone or mid life crisis’ of the clique. That is when she suddenly became insubordinate.

A local television station aired a report that cast a negative light on my office regarding a lawsuit against the College. The allegations mentioned never occurred and I look forward to being fully vindicated. This is an attempt by an individual to discredit our institution while fleecing the taxpayers of Corpus Christi.

JK: Dr. Garcia you are the one who bring the negative light upon your office. Vindication is something you can look forward to; but the evidence will only be more forthcoming should you choose to fight in bad faith.

JK: Fleecing?

JK: Carlos Garcia and Gabriel Rivas are the ones who are fleecing the taxpayers. Dr Garcia’s personal counsel (at this time) is funded by DMC. Dr. Garcia needs to retain his own attorney. Both Dr Garcia And Regent Gabriel Rivas continue to poison and infect the DMC institution. Lies, Usurping the Due Process and Abuse of Power are all viable charges that have destroyed the lives of human beings with whom these crooks were entrusted. It is time for change.


Anonymous said...

Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 12:17:09 -0800 (PST)
From: "joe ortiz"
Subject: Gabe Rivas- President or Alcahuete of Del Mar College Board of Regents
Gabe Rivas,

President or Alcahuete of Del Mar College Board of Regents?

What action are you going to take on your college president. First he allegedly sexually harassed a student who did file against him. (STRIKE 1) Then he allegedly grabbed a female students undergarments and gave her a wedgie. (STRIKE 2) Now he sexually harassed one of your Intelligent Female Administrators who did file against him as well. (STRIKE 3). Gabe Rivas, I understand that this is not a ball game but if it was, he would be O U T by now!!! What are you waiting for, for a fowl ball or something. When are you finally going to intervene and issue an internal investigation pertaining to these allegations.

Gabe Rivas, what type of evaluation have you given your president based on these charges?
Damn it Gabe, when WE heard about this WE thought it was ground hog day. As president of the board, do you believe in the Halloween trick or treat system.
It seems to be highly practiced under your
leadership at Del Mar College with all your approval
and blessings?

Verdades y Chismes, which is it? According to
public opinion, it falls in the category of

Remember who is the BOSS at Del Mar College. It is
suppose to be you and the rest of the Board of

We can only hope that you take this seriously so that this won’t turn into ANOTHER million dollar lawsuit that will affect our tax payers but mostly the students at Del Mar College.,1641,CCCT_811_4208650,00.html

Why was your name left out of the above mentioned url news paper article titled “Federal Judge to hear Del Mar Civil Rights Suit in 2 weeks?” You were
named in that lawsuit as well.

(Gabe, if your not part of the solution, you are part of the PROBLEM.)

Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 00:33:18 -0500

>While several little children -Under The Age of 10-were dancing in the
>Richardson Auditorium, which also included Del Mar College students, a right-hand
>man employee of Del Mar College President Garcia, the Auditorium manager;
>watched while they undressed and invaded their privacy by walking into the dressing
>room area. Clearly watching them undress. As if that was not enough for him,
>he intentionally stood at the bottom of the staircase while all the female
>performers had to walk up and down the stairs during costume changes. All the
>parents and the students wanted justice. Gabe Rivas and Del Mar College President
>Carlos Garcia turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the pleas of the victims.
>After Ricardo Villa, from Ballet National, sought justice for his dancers; Gabe
>Rivas and Carlos Garcia started slandering Ricardo's name. Why didn't Rivas
>and the Board of Regents demand a reprimand against the Richardson Auditorium
>The Del Mar College Custodial & Technical Department were all placed under a
>six month probationary period and all of them were forced to attend sexual
>harassment classes for unjust reasons. Employees who were working on the other
>campus, employees who were even on vacation were reprimanded for something that
>did not happen while they were not at work. According to Vice-Presidents
>Alaniz's recorded findings, no sexual harassment ever occurred but still Carlos
>Garcia placed everyone on a six month probationary period and made them attend
>sexual harassment classes. Why wouldn't Gabe Rivas do anything? Is it because
>Carlos Garcia uses our tax payer's money to treat Gabe Rivas to lunch in
>Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and even in Washington D.C. or Is it because
>Gabe Rivas is receiving incentives from Carlos Garcia?0
>As soon as Carlos Garcia got to Del Mar College, he was accused of sexually
>assaulting a student. After the student complained, the female student got
>expelled. The student retained an attorney and is suing Del Mar College which will
>result in us the tax payers paying more taxes and a higher tuition rate for
>our children. Why has Gabe Rivas turned a blind-eye to this. Is it because
>Carlos Garcia is paying for all his personal travel expenses?
>Why is it that over 28 employees and students of all different ethnic
>backgrounds have filed complaints with the Department of Education, Office of Civil
>Rights Department because they were discriminated against by the President of
>Del Mar College which an open records request can clearly prove? Once again,
>why has Gabe Rivas allowed Garcia's actions?
>Even though LULAC and the American G I Forum have both got involved in this
>issue, why is it that Gabe Rivas is ignoring members both civil rights groups
>which are the majority in his district. According to the Bylaws of the Del Mar
>College Board of Regents; if they hear about an issue, they have the right to
>act on it and see that the issue gets resolved.
>I am Joe A. Ortiz and I am not asking for but rather demanding justice for
>all the victims at Del Mar College. Therefore, I am asking all the readers of

Written by Joe. A. Ortiz.

Jaime Kenedeño said...

The Caller Times Finally Smells The Del Mar Story

Del Mar employee files lawsuit

Worker claims repercussions from harassment probe

By Israel Saenz Caller-Times
August 17, 2006

A Del Mar College employee says her employment contract was not extended after she followed up on a student's sexual harassment complaint against President Carlos Garcia.

In a Travis County lawsuit filed July 10, Theresa E. Cox charges she was demoted from her position as the college's Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Equity, Access and Compliance director after she began procedures to look into the student's complaint. She also says her one-year employment contract was not renewed.

"The college is aware of the lawsuit and is going to take it up accordingly and follow its procedural due course," Del Mar College attorney Augustin Rivera said.

In her court petition, Cox says the student filed a complaint against Garcia in September 2004. Cox was told not to pursue the complaint and was demoted after not following that instruction, she says in the petition.

Garcia was unavailable for comment Wednesday.

Daniel Ross, Cox's Austin attorney, called the case significant.

"It's ironic, being that she was in the position that she was in at the college," he said.

Cox initiated her own internal grievance in February, according to the petition, and learned in early April her employment contract with Del Mar College would not be renewed.

The petition reads that not extending Cox's contract is a violation of the Texas Whistleblower Act, which protects employees from retaliation from employers for reporting suspected violations of the law. Del Mar College spokeswoman Claudia Jackson said that as of March 1, staff members in various departments were realigned or re-titled, after an organizational study conducted by a consulting firm.

"One of those positions was the one Theresa Cox was occupying," Jackson said. "It was not a targeted situation at all."

Jackson said all administrative employees except Garcia and employees exempt from overtime pay are subject to contract renewals once a year. Ross said Cox had been employed at the college for eight years.

Contact Israel Saenz at 886-3767 or HYPERLINK,1641,CCCT_811_4923531,00.html

Jaime Kenedeño said...

In response to Claudia Jackson's BS; Rosie Garcia promised nobody would lose their JOB.

You promised Rosie.

BTW, everybody sees right through the "official reasons".

Carlos Garcia in the Foghorn hinted that she would not be fired. Yeah, he was right. But there is more than one way to modify one's JOB Opportunities. For all purposes, Carlos Garcia terminated Theresa Cox's employment. It matters not the label, she still got the boot.

And all of this for doing her JOB.

The Secretary of State cleared her to run.

I think these guys are going to learn a lesson or two....

from the attorney general down. The Secretary of State cleared Ms Garcia to run. If you read the AG opinion you will know what a crook this guy is when it comes to the little people. Carlos Valdez, I cant see how he would obtain Jurisdiction given there is no criminal act. This matter should be processed through existing administrative law.

A Voter Registration in Kleberg While Residing in Nueces?

The question is, which home was her domicile. I have been to her Apartment here in Corpus Christi, it sure looks like it is her primary residence.

I cannot imagine Carlos Valdez even having anything to do with this case, given his history with Mike Westergren and I am told with Joe Alaniz as well.

If Carlos Valdez prosecutes this lady, he is a fool.

I stand behind her.