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Media Relations

For News Media

The SVC Communications office is the official point of contact for all news media outlets. We encourage the news media to contact our office to assist with campus visits (including arranging for parking passes) and student and employee interviews. Students and employees are encouraged to contact the Communications office with any newsworthy activity, event, or accomplishment in order to inform the news media and the general public.

We are eager to assist reporters with needed information and visuals and will work to respond to your requests as quickly as possible. We are here to help you locate sources, arrange interviews or photography, and receive information on important issues.

If you are a reporter and would like to receive Skagit Valley College press releases, please call 360.416.7826 or email [email protected]. To view our archives, visit https://www.skagit.edu/about/news-public-information/in-the-news.

Contact Media Relations Staff

During an emergency, please call: 206.370.1015

For general media inquires or to request an expert on a specific topic, please call:

Additional ways to receive information about Skagit Valley College:

  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media channels.
  • Sign up as a Community Partner for Rave Alerts to receive emergency notification text and email alerts.
  • All public records requests should be sent via email to the college’s public records officer Lisa Radeleff via email at [email protected], fax at 360.416.7773, or mail to:

Lisa Radeleff
Public Records Officer
Skagit Valley College
2405 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Media Relations at Skagit Valley College

We seek out positive and inspirational stories about SVC and its students and employees. We work to publicize them through media to increase the college’s visibility. To do this, our office:

  • Distributes information and stories about SVC to media outlets (newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and Internet).
  • Cultivates relationships with reporters and media outlets.
  • Monitors news to find the right fit for stories we place and to locate stories about SVC.

About Media Relations

The Skagit Valley College communications office is responsible for communicating key messages about the college and its students and employees to local, regional, and national news media.

Working with the media allows SVC to increase its visibility in the community and enhances appreciation of the college within the campus and broader communities.

Our work is part of the overall efforts of SVC’s College Advancement Office, which also includes the SVC Foundation.

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