SWC Appoints Two New Trustees

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The Southwestern College Governing Board voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint educators Don Dumas and Kirin Macapugay to the vacant Governing Board positions. Dumas, a U.S. History teacher at Bonita Vista High School, and Macapugay, a social work/human services professor at San Diego City College, had...

Summer Session To Be Held Online, Through Distance Education

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Southwestern College’s instruction will continue to be held online and through distance education for its 2021 summer session. The only exceptions remain Southwestern College’s allied health and public safety courses, such as the police academy, nursing and medical operations programs.  “We remain confident in our...

Seven Finalists Selected to Move Forward in Southwestern College Governing Board Vacancies

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The Southwestern College Governing Board has selected seven finalists for consideration to fill two vacant positions on the board. In a special meeting Monday, the board narrowed the field from 25 applicants based upon personal speeches given by each applicant in open session. The Governing...

Southwestern Brings Work-Based Learning to the Classroom

Even before the pandemic crippled many industries, Southwestern College faculty understood they needed ways to apply classroom content in professional settings to help students gain real-world experience, Known as Classroom to Career, a team of Work-Based Learning faculty reached out to employers to hear directly...

Southwestern College Helps Entrepreneurs

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The coronavirus has upended the lives of business owners, but Southwestern College is helping entrepreneurs in two major ways. Through the Small Business Development Center, business owners can access capital and marketing strategies--for free. And students who want to take control of their own financial...

Southwestern College Governing Board Seeks to Appoint Two New Members

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The Southwestern College Governing Board voted unanimously Monday to create an appointment process to replace two board members who won other county elections in November. In a special board meeting Monday, the three board members approved the provisional appointment process allowing any registered voter in...

Dr. Mark Sanchez Selected as New Southwestern College President

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The Southwestern College Governing Board has selected Dr. Mark Sanchez as Southwestern College’s next superintendent/president. The board announced their decision early Wednesday morning after a six-hour closed session where they interviewed three finalists. Sanchez will replace current Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo, who is retiring in...

Southwestern College Students at Donovan Prison Have Bachelor’s Degree Pathway

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A cohort of 30 Southwestern College students at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility now have a pathway to earn a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Irvine, thanks to a new memorandum of understanding signed today. At a special online signing...

Southwestern College’s Sustainable Designs Wins Two Awards from San Diego’s Green Building Council

SWC Landscape and Nursery building plans wins awards from the San Diego Green Building Council
The San Diego Green Building Council has granted Southwestern College the Sustainable Organization award for its vision, leadership and commitment to integrate and contribute to sustainability within the San Diego region. The council is also awarding the college with the Unbuilt Most Efficient EUI...

Three Southwestern College Superintendent/President Finalists Move Forward

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Three finalists for Southwestern College Superintendent/President will be forwarded to the Governing Board for interviews and action at a special Dec. 15 meeting. The three candidates recorded hour-long interviews that are available for public viewing and comment through Sunday, Dec. 13. The links to their...