Whether you are preparing for a new job, beginning your college experience, or just exploring life's options right now, I applaud your interest in Skagit Valley College!
You will discover a culture at SVC that is highly student-centered. It is a place where you are welcome, a place where your success is a priority, a place where you can get involved and stay connected. We understand the important role relationships play in your success. So, that is why we have made a vigorous commitment to identifying active learning strategies and support systems to guide you. Our commitment is built upon the dedication of exceptional faculty and staff who have helped shape the Skagit tradition since the college was founded in 1926.
As a Skagit Valley College alum myself, I had wonderful instructors, advisors, and coaches who guided me as I earned my associate in arts degree. Whether it was in the classroom or on the athletic fields, these relationships became the cornerstone of my community college experience and motivated me to pursue a career in higher education. And now, returning to Skagit Valley College as president has brought me full circle.
So, as you begin your own program of study, I encourage you to identify special mentors who are ready to support your academic success. You will be part of an exciting learning environment that is uniquely Skagit. Truly, people make the difference!
On behalf of the Skagit Valley College Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff, I welcome you to Skagit and I wish you the best! I also look forward to meeting you at college activities and events throughout the year.
Dr. Thomas A. Keegan
President, Skagit Valley College