Office of Alumni Engagement

Alumni Trustee Election

2022 Election Results

Oberlin College is pleased to share the results of the 2022 Alumni Trustee Election have been ratified by the Oberlin College Board of Trustees. Francisco X. Dominguez ’89 and Maghan Keita ’72 have been elected to serve four-year terms as trustees, from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026.

Francisco X. Dominguez '89

Francisco X. Dominguez '89

  • Elected judge of the 205th District Court, handling civil and felony criminal cases in El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson Counties in Far West Texas.

  • Began legal career with New York Legal Aid Society-Criminal Defense Division (Manhattan Office), represented farmworkers and garment workers as a Staff Attorney with Texas Rural Legal Aid, Inc., prosecuted employment discrimination cases on behalf of the government as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  • Established my own law practice in 2002, handling employment and civil rights cases until 2015 when I took the bench.

Maghan Keita '72

Maghan Keita '72

  • 34 years at Villanova University as faculty and administrator

  • 50 years with the College Board, including Chair of its Board of Trustees

  • 50+ years in curriculum design, development, and implementation, nationally and internationally

Election Information

The Board of Canvassers (the general counsel and secretary of the college and the director of libraries) certified the results of the 2022 Alumni Trustee election, and the Board of Trustees ratified those results during its June 2022 board meeting.

The candidates have been selected in accordance with Article I, Section 4, of the Bylaws of Oberlin College.

The Trustee Search Committee of the Oberlin Alumni Association accepts nominations for potential future trustee candidates (college and conservatory alumni) on a rolling basis. If you wish to suggest a candidate, please visit the Alumni Trustee Nominations page. Nominations are appreciated, as is your participation in the process.

Oberlin is rare among liberal arts colleges in that six of the 29 to 37 seats on its Board of Trustees are filled through direct election by alumni. Alumni have a unique opportunity to elect trustees who will join a Board that is mindful of the traditions and heritage of the institution and whose current members take their important fiduciary responsibilities very seriously.

All Oberlin graduates are eligible to cast a vote for an alumni-elected trustee, a tradition that dates back to 1878. Each alumni-elected trustee serves a four-year term, with the terms staggered to allow for at least one election each year. The candidate receiving the most votes will be declared elected for a four-year term starting July 1. A vote is an affirmation of the Oberlin tradition and confirmation of your support for Oberlin. It costs nothing but has immense value.

Even if you believe all candidates are qualified for a position on the Board of Trustees and will serve Oberlin College well in the coming years, please take the time to review their credentials and vote. Your vote counts!