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.

Public Affairs Department Overview

How to submit a public records request

Make a Public Records Request

District Highlights

Check Out the New District Website!

Welcome to our new website that just launched.  Please take a look around and let us know if you see anything out of place or run into any errors. We are working hard to get everything up-to-date during this refresh.

Chancellor Barnes Meets Joe Biden!

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.

Communication Outlets


View photos and albums from District events, projects, and more.


Stay up-to-date on the District, our colleges, and the CA community colleges.


Build and engage with your professional network. Access insights and opportunities.

YouTube Channel

View videos of District events, initiatives, Trustee appearances, and more.

SOCCCD in the News

Orange County Business Journal Education, Training, and Online Learning Feature

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

Leading Community Colleges in California Podcast

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

10 Most Affordable Irvine Suburbs to Live In | Redfin

SOCCCD was named a local expert of Irvine on Redfin. Check out the article we were featured in above.

February 14, 2023


Community College Corner: The IVC Arts Village

Irvine Community News, featuring Trustee Carolyn Inmon

February 13, 2023


Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Chancellor Barnes featured as one of 25 women leaders in education for Women’s History Month.

January 31, 2023


UCI – School of Education

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

Third Floor, HS Building, Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Parkway,
Mission Viejo, Ca 92692
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Summer Schedule
Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 6:00pm
(May 23, 2022 - August 12, 2022)

Letitia Clark

Chief Communications Officer
Third Floor, HS Building
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Holly Price

Communications Specialist
Third Floor, HS Building
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Parkway,
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Media Contacts

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.

Letitia Clark

Chief Communications Officer
Third Floor, HS Building
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Jennie McCue

Saddleback College Director of Marketing & Communications
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Diane Oaks

IVC Executive Director of Marketing and Creative Services
Irvine Valley College
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine CA, 92618

ADA Accommodations

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 or (949) 582-4984, for needed accommodations or alternate formats.