Things to Know – Friday, July 14, 2017

We know it has been a stressful week for the entire @SWC community, so we hope you are enjoying some well-deserved weekend time. We continue to monitor the Nataliya Holmes situation, and will advise of any new developments. Our Response Team stays connected to...

Things to Know – Tuesday July 11, 2017

Following is a correction to the PRIDE flyer I sent out yesterday. Tonight the @SWC Governing Board (Board) meets to consider many items. Of interest might be the draft Governing Board priorities for 2017-18, discussion about a university center task force, and the Board...

Things to Know – Monday, July 10, 2017

It was a beautiful weekend, and I guess you know that. I find it amazing the weather in the San Diego is almost always so nice. Did you know you can rent aquatic equipment (kayak, paddle board) at the Crown Cove Aquatic Center (CCAC) on...

Things to Know – Wednesday July 5, 2017

Wow, the San Diego area lights up with fireworks everywhere. I hope you had a good Fourth of July. Sleeping was a bit of a challenge. Six years ago, today, was a pivotal moment in my career, I became the Superintendent/President at Lake Tahoe...

Things to Know – Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Last night was a very inspiring joint meeting between the Southwestern College Governing Board and the City of Chula Vista City Council. The outcome of the meeting is direction from both elected bodies for staff to create a task force explore the concept of...

Things to Know – Monday, June 26, 2017

Another great South County weekend. It was good to get home after driving down Hwy 395. The Lisa Maloff University Center Groundbreaking a was a wonderful reminder of how important access to higher education is to our communities. Southwestern College and the City of...

Things to Know – Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Today, I am sitting in Reno, so I am taking a long weekend to reinvigorate (not in Reno, Tahoe). I am getting ready to attend the groundbreaking for a project I worked on for many years; the Lisa Maloff University Center at Lake Tahoe...

Things to Know – Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Yesterday was a reminder of the importance of paying attention to emergency preparedness. As our SWC Police Department works with us on drills and shoring up our emergency preparedness, I hope you will take a few minutes to check out this short important reminder...

Things to Know – Monday, June 19, 2017

What a beautiful weekend in the San Diego region. I hope you had a lovely weekend and Fatherโ€™s Day. As noted a little over a month ago in a Things to Know, I am assembling an advisory task force on inclusion and race relations. For...

Things to Know – Tuesday, June 13, 2017

As we anxiously await our letter from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), I hope we are having a good summer session. As soon as we have our letter, I will send you a note, and we will post it on...