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
John Stephens, Chair, 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.
Christon Skinner, Vice Chair, 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 Christon C. Skinner, 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.
Kathryn Bennett, Anacortes
App. 2013, Profile: Director, Leadership Skagit. Attended University of Oregon. Former: American Red Cross Chief Executive Officer, State of Hawaii and American Territories of the Pacific (Retired), Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of WA/AK Executive Director, Island Hospital Foundation Executive Director. Current: Member, Boys and Girls Club of Skagit County Board of Directors; Member (Past President 2009-10), Rotary Club of Anacortes; Member, Association of Leadership Professionals; Former: Member (Past President 2007-09), Samuel G. Brooks Guild, Children's Hospital of Seattle; Board Member (Past President 2012-13), Skagit Valley College Foundation.
Lindsay Fiker, 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.
Margaret Rojas, 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.