Skagit Valley College

President & Board of Trustees

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

Board of Trustees Chair, Megan Scott O'Bryan Megan Scott O'Bryan, Chair, Mount Vernon

App. 2015, Profile: BA Psychology, Western Washington University; AAUCT, Skagit Valley College; Real Estate Broker, Windermere Real Estate. For the past five years, served on the SVC Foundation Board of Governors, most recently as the Foundation’s Secretary. Served as President of the Downtown Mount Vernon Business Association, President of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, and was a member of the Skagit Tulip Festival Board of Directors.

Board of Trustees Vice Chair, Lindsay Fiker Lindsay Fiker, Vice Chair, Mount Vernon

App. 2011, Reapp. Oct 2015, Profile: BA and M Ed Elementary Education, Washington State University; Retired 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.

SVC Trustee, Kathryn BennettKathryn 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.

SVC Trustee, Christon Skinner Christon Skinner, 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.

SVC Trustee, Flora Perez-Lucatero Flora Perez-Lucatero, Mount Vernon

Appointed: December 2017, Profile: BA American Cultural Studies, Western Washington University; Founder and Executive Director of Children of the Valley After School Program. Prior experience includes Program Director of the College Assistance Program at Central Washington University. She has served as President of the West View Elementary Parent Teacher Association, Board member with the META Performing Arts Board, and Vice-President of the Mount Vernon-Conway Youth Baseball Board.


Contact Us

For all matters pertaining to the President or Board of Trustees, please contact the President's Office.
Ph: 360.416.7997

Email President's Office

Upcoming Meetings

The next Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 4:30 pm, Mount Vernon Campus, Administrative Annex - Board Room.