College seeks to feed hungry students

By Gary Warth. Southwestern College students who sometimes don’t get enough to eat now have a place to pick up some free food on campus through a new partnership with the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank. “I think it’s wonderful for those who need it,”...

South Bay leaders meet to figure out how to feed thousands who are going without food

By Joe Little. CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Help is on the way for tens of thousands of South Bay residents unable to afford to put food on the table. According to the South Bay Hunger Relief Forum, held Monday at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library, many...

Community Colleges Roll Out Welcome Mat For Jilted ITT Tech Students

By Megan Burks, KPBS. Southwestern College is reaching out to some 1,000 ITT Technical Institute students who learned Tuesday their school in National City had abruptly shut down. ITT Tech closed all 130 of its schools nationwide, including another local campus in Vista, after the U.S. Department...

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...

Southwestern College Refinances Prop. R Bond

Taxpayers to save more than $17 million CHULA VISTA, California ­– Southwestern College taxpayers will save more than $17 million after the Governing Board voted to refinance a portion of Proposition R bonds. Originally, the savings were estimated at $13.4 million, but due to significant...

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...