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 a university center.

This week I am attending my father’s 97th birthday with some of my siblings. It astounds me to think about the changes my father has seen in 97 years. Can you imagine? Our lives have changed so much in the last 100 years. I grew up thinking 60 was the end of life, and actually, my fifties were my best decade…funny how things can change. Still wondering if I can say my 60s will be my best decade. I have a $20 gift certificate to Jason’s in my office, and the first person to email me back what was your best decade and why, may have it.

Did you know?

Mrs. Allison Sampite-Montecalvo and Mr. Misael Virgen, both journalists at the San Diego Union-Tribune, won Emmy Awards Saturday evening.  Mrs. Sampite-Montecalvo was the Viewpoints Editor of The Sun before transferring and earning her BA at Humboldt State University.  Mr. Virgen was our star photographer before transferring to CSU Northridge.  They both came home to serve our community. (From Max Branscomb)

Link to Sun’s Alumni Emmys

Did you know that Southwestern College partners with Point Loma Nazarene University for the following programs?

Link to Point Loma Nazarene University

Did you know that the State of California has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in strengthening our workforce?

Doing What Matters For Jobs and the Economy

The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy

There are some excellent resources on workforce at the following link.

Link to Doing What Matters

This is a sad week @SWC as we say goodbye to some classified, faculty, and administrators who are moving into retirement or other positions. We wish you luck, success, and if retiring, enjoying what you have earned. In honor of those of you who have left behind your legacy…

I think change needs to be egoless. It’s not about my leaving my fingerprints or a legacy. It’s more important to be part of a process by rolling up your sleeves, being on the ground, initiating projects, starting campaigns – you know, building stuff. Queen Rania of Jordan