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Dr. James Ford

Dr. James Ford

Skagit Valley College, Lower Columbia College
Class of 1992

Dr. James Ford was a graduate of Lower Columbia College where he was a four sport athlete.

He received an advanced degree from Western Washington University and his Doctorate in Cell Biology at Oregon State University. Ford taught and coached in the Bellevue School District prior to beginning his teaching career at Skagit Valley in 1954 where he coached baseball and basketball.

Dr. Ford also served as Dean of Instruction prior to assuming his former position as college president. Ford served as the SVC's president for 18 years.

Now retired, Dr. Ford is still involved with the college, including the James M. Ford Golf Classic that started while he was president and is now in its 25th year.

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