Southwestern College Breaks Ground on $81M Math, Science & Engineering Building

MSE Building groundbreaking Ceremony
Two-story building will include state-of-the-art labs, greenhouse, telescope platform. CHULA VISTA, California ­– Southwestern College broke ground on a new two-story, 100,000-square-foot Math, Science & Engineering Building on the Chula Vista campus Wednesday. The groundbreaking brought together the campus community, college leadership, South Bay officials,...

Universidad Tecnológica de Tijuana Receives 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Award

Santander Bank-Sponsored Competition to Fund ILMEXUS: Building a Binational International Logistics Workforce. Tijuana/San Diego: The U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced the winners of the Santander Bank, N.A.-sponsored competition of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation...

Southwestern College Launches Jag Kitchen Food Pantry

  A few years ago, Child Development Center Director Patricia Bartow noticed some disturbing signs in some of her students. They were sluggish, sleepy, tired and unenthused, and in a heartbeat, she knew what was wrong: They were hungry. To Bartow, this wasn’t just a hunch...

Southwestern College Offers Assistance to ITT Technical Institute Students

Workshop for ITT Tech students to be held Monday, Sept. 12 at the Higher Education Center in National City. CHULA VISTA, California ­– Southwestern College is offering assistance to the students affected by the sudden closure of ITT Technical Institute through personalized counseling, evaluations and...

Southwestern College Breaks Ground on $22.5M National City Expansion

SWC Leadership shovels dirt durign the HEC NC Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Two-story building will expand course sections and programs, use state-of-the-art construction technology NATIONAL CITY, California ­– Southwestern College, SUNDT Construction and Johnson Favaro Architects broke ground August 31 on a new two-story expansion at the Higher Education Center in National City. The event brought together...

Classes Begin for Southwestern College’s Fall Semester

Students head to Jaguar Walk, where the Associated Student Organization held its Welcome Week activities.
More than 18,000 students will take classes this fall at Southwestern College campuses throughout South San Diego County CHULA VISTA, California ­– This week, Southwestern College is welcoming more than 18,000 students to its campuses throughout South San Diego County. They will fill nearly 2,000...

August 2016 – Governing Board News

The Governing Board was honored to help kickoff the food drive for the new Jag Kitchen food pantry created by the Child Development Center and the Associated Students Organization.
In less than one week, thousands of students will walk onto Southwestern College for the fall semester. Some will be returning students but for others, it’ll be their first semester of college. There’s a lot of excitement surrounding those momentous occasions, and it’s a...

Southwestern College to Place Bond on November Ballot

Rendering of the new Performing Arts & Cultural Center.
The $400M bond will help support job training, infrastructure needs and veterans’ resources CHULA VISTA, California ­– The Southwestern College Governing Board unanimously voted at its Aug. 9 meeting to place a $400 million general obligation bond on the Nov. 8 ballot. The bond will...

Governing Board Appoints Interim Superintendent/President

Robert Duncan has more than 30 years of community college experience, including 10 years as superintendent/president of Palomar College.
CHULA VISTA, California ­– The Southwestern College Governing Board voted at its Tuesday meeting to to appoint Robert Deegan as the district’s new interim superintendent/president. The former president of Palomar College will come out of retirement to serve in his new role effective Aug. 15...

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Five Vacancies

CHULA VISTA, California ­– Southwestern College has extended the deadline for those interested in applying for one of five vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee for the college’s Proposition R bond measure. The new deadline is Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. Members of the committee are...