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Governing Board News – August 2017

As Southwestern College students head back to class for the fall semester, the Governing Board has updated its priorities for the 2017-18 year. At the August Governing Board meeting, my colleagues and I unanimously adopted nine priorities to support student access and success. The priorities...

Governing Board News – July 2017

Southwestern College capped Spring 2017 by celebrating the achievements of our students, including the Student of Distinction awards, a variety of program graduation ceremonies (including nursing, dental hygiene and the police academy among others) and our annual commencement ceremony at DeVore Stadium, in which...

Governing Board News March – April 2017

A community member who attended our March Board meeting recently greeted me with, “You’re rock stars!” That might have been a slight exaggeration, but I appreciated the recognition of everything this Board is doing during an unusually challenging time to serve our students. Unusual times...

Governing Board News – January – February 2017

With a new year and a new semester, we also have new leadership this year at Southwestern. I was honored in December to be elected by my colleagues as Board President for the coming year, and Trustee Griselda Delgado was elected as Vice President.  Together...

Governing Board News – November 2016

Humberto Peraza at his going away ceremony
Before our November Governing Board meeting, the campus community gathered at Southwestern College to say goodbye to outgoing Trustee Humberto Peraza, Jr. Mr. Peraza has been a tireless advocate for Southwestern College. I am proud of our work together and to be able to...

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...

June 2016 – Governing Board News

Campus vigil in honor of the Orlando shooting victims
The summer class schedule is in full swing, and we have welcomed our College for Kids onto campus. Our new officers of the Associated Students Organization took on their leadership roles this month and wasted no time in bringing the college together for a moving...

January 2016 – Governing Board News

As we start a new year, I am thankful to my colleagues for electing me to serve this year as Southwestern College’s Board President. Together with Tim Nader, our new vice president of the Governing Board, Governing Board Members Griselda Delgado, Norma Hernandez and...