Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

aerial photo of math and science building
The new Math and Science building opened for classes in January, 2019. It is one of the newest Proposition R projects.

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 is Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board about the expenditure of bond proceeds for Propositions R and Z, review expenditures to ensure they are in alignment with voter-approved projects and providing an annual report summarizing the committee’s proceedings and activities.

The vacancies available are:

  • Two (2) At-Large Community Member representatives (2-year term)
  • Taxpayer Organization representative (2-year term)
  • Student representative (1-year term)

The current Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee meets quarterly, with occasional interim meetings to discuss certain topics or make site visits.

Interested individuals are asked to fill out the committee’s application—available at All applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Completed applications can be mailed to the attention of Carmen Cortez in the office of Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Business & Financial Affairs, Southwestern Community College District, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA  91910;  faxed to (619) 482-6592; or emailed to

All applications will be reviewed by college staff for a recommendation to the college superintendent/president. Final approval will be made by the Southwestern College Governing Board at the November 13 meeting.

Since 2018, Southwestern College has completed construction on nearly $165 million in building projects. The college opened a new Wellness and Aquatics Complex on the Chula Vista campus and a new science lab building on the National City campus. This year, a new $85.6 million math and science building opened on the Chula Vista campus bringing science labs that are more modern than local four-year universities.

Currently under construction is a new Performing Arts Center and a new College Police building on the Chula Vista campus.