Office of Communications Staff

Martha Swanson

Martha Swanson
Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications 

General Areas of Responsibility

  • Direct all Marketing, Advertising and Publications efforts
  • Internal/External Communications
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Records Requests
  • Community Engagement and Public Affairs

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Sally Gill
Marketing Communications Specialist

General Areas of Responsibility

  • Press Releases
  • Community and Employee Newsletters
  • Special Projects
  • SBCC Legacy Project

Sally has been with SBCC since 2006. Prior to joining the college she had careers in educational publishing, teaching, advertising and radio. She holds several academic degrees: B.A. in Theatre Arts and History, San Jose State University; M.A. in Education, San Francisco State University; Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Amanda Jacobs
Marketing Communications Specialist

General Areas of Responsibility

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Advertising and Analytics
  • Communications Support
  • Publications
  • Brand Ambassador

As an alumna of SBCC, Amanda has come full circle. In the past, she has held positions of Editor-in-Chief, Publicist Assistant, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Public Relations Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator. Her degrees include, an Associate Degree in News-Editorial Journalism from SBCC and a Bachelor’s Degree in News-Editorial Journalism and Marketing from California State University, Chico.

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Hong Lieu

General Areas of Responsibility

  • Website Design/Implementation/Maintenance
  • Website Analytics
  • Web Accessibility

Hong has been a web technology hobbyist since the mid-1990s (and helped design and layout BBS menus before that), and is grateful for the opportunity to design, build, and deploy web systems of varying complexity here at the college.  If it can be done, he’ll do his best to find a workable way. Hong holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

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Kirsten Mathieson
Administrative Assistant II

General Areas of Responsibility

  • Marketing and Communications Support
  • Invoicing
  • Office of Communications Project Requests
  • Project Management Support

Kirsten has been a member of the Office of Communications since 2015. Prior to that she worked in publishing, public relations/special events, and commercial real estate. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication/Journalism from the University of Southern California.