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Southwestern College Creating Governing Board Election Districts, Seeks Community Input

Graphic that says "Your College, Your Voice. Creating Southwestern College Election Districts" with a map of Southwestern College's service area.
Southwestern College is creating election districts throughout South San Diego County that will include the communities and cities of Chula Vista, Bonita, National City, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Coronado, Imperial Beach and other unincorporated areas.  The college’s service area is one of the most diverse...

Southwestern College Dedicates New Training Center and Remembers 9/11

Ribbon cutting photo
Sept. 11, 2001, will always be a day the nation remembers. Nearly 3,000 civilians, along with 412 emergency response workers, perished that day. The event not only sparked two unwinnable wars in both Afganistan and Iraq, but also spawned a domestic war on terrorism,...

Dual Dedications Celebrate Performing Arts Center Opening

Performing Arts Center Grand Opening
Southwestern College emerged from the pandemic with a grand opening dedication of a magnificent Performing Arts Center and the community welcome reception for new Superintendent/President Dr. Mark Sanchez. In a dual celebration Wednesday, community members and Southwestern College faculty and staff heralded the ultimate transformation...

Southwestern College Governing Board Trustee Elections Are Changing

Map of Southwestern College district showing each campus location.
The Southwestern College Governing Board will hold its first public meeting on changing governing board positions into specific districts at a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Southwestern College trustees are currently elected at-large, meaning they are elected by voters across the entire college’s service...

Your Guide to the Fall 2021 Semester

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It has been an extraordinary past 18 months at Southwestern College and this fall semester, we are excited to re-open our campuses and see student services and some classes return in person. We know this hybrid model of online and in-person instruction and services can...

The Southwestern College Sun Named Top 100 Publication in America

Brittany Cruz-Fejeran holding a copy of The Southwestern College Sun newspaper.
The Sun, Southwestern College’s student newspaper, has been named one of America's Top 100 college publications of the last century by the Associated Collegiate Press, home of the prestigious Pacemaker often considered the Pulitzer prize of college media. To celebrate its centennial, the Associated Collegiate...

Southwestern College Vice President Selected for Prestigious Leadership Program

Portrait of Dr. Tina King
Dr. Tina King, Southwestern College’s assistant superintendent/vice president for student affairs, is one of 40 educators selected for the 2021-2022 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship. In a formal announcement Thursday, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named those participating in the 10-month program...

Southwestern College to Require Vaccines, Masks for Fall 2021 Semester

The Chavez Student Services Building on the Chula Vista campus.
Southwestern College will require all employees and students accessing in-person instruction and services to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall 2021 semester. Masks will be required in all indoor buildings and facilities. Southwestern College leadership surveyed the campus community, including students and employees, and...

Southwestern College’s Drone and Aerospace Program Take Flight This Fall

Professor Ken Yanow shows the various drones available for students in the drone program.
Interest in the drone industry is as high as some of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) can fly, and now Southwestern College has a way for students to gain skills to enter the field for free. Beginning this fall, students can enroll through the college’s...

President’s Message: Updated Southwestern College Health Guidelines

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Dear Southwestern College Community, It has been more than 14 months since Southwestern College transitioned to online learning, services, and remote work for many of our employees. Southwestern College continues to be unwavering in its commitment to protect our students and employees against COVID-19 and continue to...