Alumni Trustee Election Results


Francisco X. Dominguez '89 and Jay Whitacre '94 have been confirmed by the Oberlin College Board of Trustees to serve four-year terms after winning the 2018 Alumni Trustee Election. Dominguez is a state district judge handling civil and felony criminal cases in El Paso, Hudspeth, and Culberson counties in Texas. Whitacre is a scientist and entrepreneur with a passion for renewable energy technology. Learn more about Francisco X. Dominguez '89 and Jay Whitacre '94 below.

The Trustee Search Committee seeks to expand its pool of potential candidates (College and Conservatory) for future elections. If you wish to suggest a candidate, please complete the online nomination form. Nominations are appreciated, as is your participation in the process.


Alumni Trustee Candidates

Photo of Francisco X. Dominguez ’89
Francisco X. Dominguez ’89

Read about Dominguez

Photo of Julia Steyn ’96
Julia Steyn ’96

Read about Steyn

Photo of Jay Whitacre ’94
Jay Whitacre ’94

Read about Whitacre


Results will be certified by the Board of Trustees at its June 2018 meeting, with the winner announced in the July issue of Around the Square.

Voting Procedures

Any person upon whom the college has conferred a degree is eligible to participate in this election. Eligible voters may download and print a paper ballot  addressed to:

Oberlin Alumni Association
Oberlin College
173 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH 44074-9988

All eligible voters for whom Oberlin College has an email address will also be sent an electronic ballot on March 14. The email will include a personalized url specifically for each user, and will allow the user to vote without needing to log in or register for a website. Electronic votes will be processed and counted by Qualtrics, the world’s leading insight technology provider. Qualtrics is used by the sciences and institutional research at Oberlin College. We believe their experience and integrity merit your trust.

If you have not received a ballot or have trouble voting, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@oberlin.edu. Please include your first name, last name, and class year.

To be counted, we must receive your ballot no later than 5 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 23, 2018.

The Board of Canvassers (the general counsel and secretary of the college and the director of libraries) certifies the results of the election. Of the three candidates, the two receiving the most votes will be declared elected for a full term of four years beginning July 1, 2018. The three candidates on the ballot 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 certifies that each candidate has agreed to serve if elected.

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