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Public Information Office

PIO Staff Biographies

Chris Clarke is the Director of Public Relations, Communications, and Marketing, and manages the Public Information Office (PIO) of the Barstow Community College (BCC) District. He is also the college’s liaison to the Barstow College Foundation and works with the foundation to promote the Performing Arts Center. Prior to BCC, he spent 3 years as the Director of Marketing, Communications and Development for M.H.M. & Associates in Glendora, CA, and has more than 23 years of previous experience in marketing and communications for both non-profit and commercial companies. Chris is a passionate advocate of higher education. He attended Citrus College, then BYU, and most recently SDSU. Email Chris at: cclarke@barstow.edu.

Michelle Berndt is the Secretary of the PIO. She is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved to Barstow after high school. She has 20 years of office management experience and served most recently at Yermo Water Company. She is also a certified paralegal and her writing and organizational skills are key components of our Public Relations, Communications, and Marketing success. She is currently pursuing a degree in management and leadership at Barstow Community College. Email Michelle at: mberndt@barstow.edu.


Successful Communication and Relations Supports a Positive Profile

The Public Information Office serves the Barstow Community College District by effectively communicating and marketing our mission, programs and events to the college community and the public.

The office:

  • Is the liaison between the district and the media
  • Maintains the district's social media presence
  • Markets the district's major events to the public
  • Responds to internal requests to produce news and photographs to share with the college community, the media and on the web
  • Is the College liaison to the BCCD Foundation, which promotes and supports programs and students at BCCD College.
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