The Public Affairs department is part of the Chancellor's Office and provides support for advancing the mission of the district and its colleges through internal and external communications, government relations, community relations, media relations, legislative advocacy, institutional marketing and publications.
The department supports the Board of Trustees, Chancellor, and executive management staff and coordinates with the colleges’ marketing and communications offices. It is responsible for creating and distributing new releases, responding to public records requests, and informing the public of district news and events.
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It was an exciting day at Irvine Valley College on Friday, October 14, as President Joe Biden came to campus to deliver remarks on lowering costs for American families. The visit was part of his two-day tour of Southern California.
SOCCCD in the News
Just in time for Back-to-School, the Business Journal looks at Education, Training, and Online Learning. From kindergarten to graduate school, these educational institutions want to empower students and foster success. Hear from California State University, Fullerton, Concordia University, South Orange County Community College District, Sofia University, and Stratford School.
August 7, 2023
In Episode 21, Larry Galizio, Ph.D., visits with incoming presidents for the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) Board and California Community Colleges Trustees (CCCT) Board. They discuss their enthusiasm for CCC Chancellor Christian's student-centered initiatives, community colleges' roles in supporting California's green economy, and what influenced their leadership journeys.
July 6, 2023
SOCCCD was named a local expert of Irvine on Redfin. Check out the article we were featured in above.
February 14, 2023
Irvine Community News, featuring Trustee Carolyn Inmon
February 13, 2023
Chancellor Barnes featured as one of 25 women leaders in education for Women’s History Month.
January 31, 2023
Trustee Dack featured in an article about his recent election to the SOCCCD Board of Trustees
January 3, 2023
Public Affairs and Government Relations Department
28000 Marguerite Parkway,
Mission Viejo, Ca 92692
8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 6:00pm
(May 23, 2022 - August 12, 2022)
All requests for information should go through one of these public information offices. Whether it’s locating authoritative sources, verifying facts, or obtaining a student, faculty or staff perspective, we can help you.
The South Orange County Community College District strives to create and promote an equitable and diverse workforce and learning environment by ensuring that reasonable accommodations are implemented to support disabled students, employees, and applicants. The District understands and recognizes that reasonable accommodations provide a lifeline to those with disability, allowing them to contribute their talents and abilities more fully in the world.
It is the policy of the SOCCCD to fully comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (BP3425). Consistent with that policy, disability accommodations will be provided as needed for program access, upon request. Please contact Cindy Barron, ADA Compliance Manager at email@example.com or (949) 582-4984, for needed accommodations or alternate formats.