Skagit Valley College is led by the President, Dr. Thomas A. Keegan and is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees. Appointed by the Governor, each Board member serves a five-year term and must reside within the college's district boundaries. The Board's duties include setting the college's strategic direction, establishing policy for the college, awarding tenure, and approving the operating budget.
Board of Trustees
Margaret Rojas, Chair, Anacortes
App. 2005, Reapp. 2009, Profile: Received an ATA degree from Skagit Valley College and earned her Bachelor's degree in Sociology/Psychology and a Master's degree in Adult and Higher Education from Western Washington University. In addition, she has worked as a WorkFirst Coordinator/Family Support Specialist for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services in Bellingham and a Student Services Administration Specialist with the Coupeville School District.
Lindsay Fiker, Vice Chair, Mount Vernon
App. 2011, Profile: BA and M Ed Elementary Education, Washington State University; Career Center Specialist and Work-Based Learning Coordinator for Burlington-Edison High School. Prior experience includes five years as a fifth grade teacher in Selah, WA and 15 years in a sales and marketing career with Procter & Gamble. Currently serves on both the Burlington-Edison Education & Alumni Foundation and Skagit County WSU Alumni Association.
Debra Lisser, Mount Vernon
App. 2003, Reapp. 2008, Profile: B.A. Communcation, Washington State University; former fundraiser for the McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center; owned and operated an advertising/public relations agency. Volunteer involvement includes: the WSU "Rally in the Valley," ALS Ride for Life, and the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation Festival of Trees. She also coordinated campaigns for alcohol/drug awareness programs in local high schools.
Christon Skinner, Oak Harbor
App. 2012, Profile: B.A. Political Science and Economics, Pacific Lutheran University, 1976; Juris Doctor, Willamette University, 1979. Admitted to practice law by the Washington Supreme Court, 1979 and the U.S. Supreme Court, 1983. Managing member of the Law Offices of Skinner & Saar, P.S., a law firm with offices in Oak Harbor and Friday Harbor, Washington. Actively engaged in the practice of law in Oak Harbor since 1979. Oak Harbor Rotary Club, president 1992-1993; Oak Harbor Area Council of the Navy League, president 1988-1990.
John Stephens, La Conner
App. 2007, Reapp. Aug 2012, Profile: Programs Administrator for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. B.S. Western Washington University. Served four years on the La Conner School Board, two years on the La Conner Town Council, and two years as Vice Chair of the La Conner Planning Commission.