Media Relations promotes Orange Coast College's achievements, programs, events and news to the public via the media. Our knowledgeable staff serves journalists covering breaking news, campuswide issues and student affairs. Media Relations works closely with​ the Campus Safety Department to manage all external communications in emergency situations and plays a key role in crisis contingency planning.

Our staff provides media training to faculty, assists them with op-eds, organizes and runs news events, and tracks media coverage. As the College's representative to news organizations, Media Relations works across the College to connect faculty experts and thought leaders with media outlets .

Our office is responsible for:​

  • Issuing press releases, tip sheets, and media advisories
  • Arranging and facilitating media coverage of Orange Coast College
  • Promoting Orange Coast College experts to the media.
  • Assisting members of the Orange Coast College community in their interactions with the media.
  • Facilitating media interviews
  • Providing media training

For All Media Inquiries:​

Juan Gutierrez - ​(714) 432-5725
After hours: (661) 303-1124​
Please note that a member of the Media Relations staff must escort all reporters, photographers, and video crews the Orange Coast College main campus or the School of Sailing and Seamanship at all times. Please contact us at (714) 432 - 5725 to arrange access to the college's facilities.
​​OCC’s faculty and staff represent just about every field and discipline imaginable. From biology to horticulture, architecture to fashion, business to aviation, and everything in between, if you’re looking for an expert to help bolster your story, look to OCC.
We can connect you with thought leaders who are recognized experts in their fields.
  • Economic Trends
  • Fashion
  • College Lifestyle
  • Regional Challenges
  • Transportation
  • Politics
  • Historical Context
  • Language & Culture

We’ll help you find the right expert to discuss your topic. 

Call Juan Gutierrez at (714) 432-5725 or