COVID-19 Update: Data Dashboard, Decision Tree, Town Hall

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Dear Southwestern College, Before we get into some important operations updates and answer many questions you might have, I want to start by saying how proud I am of Southwestern College. I want to say thank you for your hard work and passion in everything...

Southwestern College Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo to Retire in 2021

Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo.
Dr. Kindred Murillo is retiring this academic year after serving 24 years in the California Community College System. Beginning as an adjunct faculty at Desert Community College District, Murillo has served in various roles as an advocate for students and champion of equity. 

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

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Southwestern College is seeking applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The deadline to apply has been extended to Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing...

Southwestern College Committed to Black Lives Matter

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin On Tuesday, July 21, the college will add “Black Lives Matter” to our corner marquee messages. This message will remain through August; however, the intention of...

Chef Latinos, SWC and Other Community Members Hosts a Drive Through Against Food Insecurity in National City

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Chef Latinos, multiple community partners and Southwestern College volunteers gathered to help National City residents Monday by providing warm meals, fresh produce and other supplies in a special drive-through distribution at the college’s National City campus. The distribution was an international affair as new partners--Chef...

Southwestern College Stands With International Students

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A ruling last week by the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement agency (ICE) may require all international students studying at colleges in the U.S. to suspend their studies and return to their home countries. This action has created fear and uncertainty among these students. The...

Essential Workers In Training Get The 3 Essentials; Food, Water and Education.

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Returning to campus for in-person classes after 10 weeks in quarantine was stressful enough for Southwestern College first responders and nursing students, let alone thinking about traveling off campus to get lunch. So through a partnership with Southwestern College’s Jag Kitchen Food Pantry and college...

Fall 2020 Semester Update: Academics, Athletics and Health First Fitness Club

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  Dear Campus Community, As we enter our 14th week of operating and providing instruction remotely, I continue to be in awe of the dedication of our faculty, classified staff and management professionals. This has been a tough time of transition for so many of us...

Southwestern College Refinances Prop. R Bond

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Southwestern Community College District taxpayers will save more than $10 million over the next 20 years after the district Governing Board voted to refinance a portion of Proposition R bonds Tuesday. In dual actions at their June 9 meeting, the Governing Board voted unanimously to...

Southwestern College Joins Chancellor’s Lawsuit Against U.S. Secretary of Education

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U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers today will hear Southwestern College's request for a preliminary injunction in California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s lawsuit against U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Southwestern College and eight other California community colleges filed an amicus brief...