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Public Information Office

PIO Staff Biographies

Mr. Christopher ClarkeChris 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.

Ms. Joanna EscalanteJoanna Escalante is the secretary of the Public Information Office and the Barstow Community College Foundation. She is originally from Redlands, California and moved to Barstow, California in 2003. She has 3 years of clerical experience, 5 years of management experience and 9 years of experience in customer service. Prior to working at BCC, she worked as a Special Needs Paraeducator at Barstow Junior High School. She is an active community volunteer, and an advocate for higher education. She has attended Barstow Community College (AA, Sociology), Park University (BS, Social Psychology), and is currently attending Brandman University (MS, Organizational Leadership). Email Joanna at: jescalante@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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