Peter  Anning

Director, Marketing, Public Relations & Graphic Design Services

Peter began working at Mission College in 1980 as an Instructional Aid in the Library, and over the years has worked in the Science Department, Instructional Development Services, and Community Education. He stepped into his current role in 2000 and due to his years of experience and all-around knowledge of the college, is known as the official senior tour guide for the campus. Reporting to the President of the college, and with the talents of a Graphic Designer and Program Specialist, his department is responsible for the plasma screens and LED Marquee display on campus, all external marketing materials, advertising, branding, public and community relations and special events. A natural ham, Peter is often asked to serve as Master of Ceremonies for special event both on and off campus.


M.A. in Education, Graduated Summa cum Laude, San Jose State University, 1984. B.A. in Liberal Studies, Graduated Highest Honors, San Jose State University, 1977

Additional Training

Ham Radio Operators license for emergency communication (KJ6WAY)
Community Emergency Response Team Volunteer
California State Office of Emergency Services Crisis Communications Workshop
Zenger-Miller/Achieve Global Leadership Development Academy
RP Group Planning and Conducting Focus Groups
Career Track Publication Design and Production


Community College Public Relations Organization All-Pro Award, 2010
19 state-wide personal and departmental Community College advertising awards
Santa Clara Mayor’s Diversity Award Proclamation, December 2005
San Jose State University Graduate Studies Research Award, 1984 

Professional/Community Affiliations

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Working Council Liaison
Mission/101 Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordination Group
Friends of the Santa Clara Library Advancement Advisory Committee
Northern California Representative: Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO)

Fast Facts

Classic Cars, Cooking, Gardening, Community Theater, Space Planning, Graphic Design, Social Dance, Human Rights, and Photography

Favorite Quote

"The best mirror is an old friend" - George Herbert



Peter Anning

Peter Anning
phone: 408-855-5125
office: E3-201B