Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

glyphs grace the panels of the new Institutional Technology buildling
The Institutional Technology building will be dedicated in a grand opening celebration on Sept. 20.

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. 28.

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:
• Business Representative (2-year term)
• Senior Representative (2-year term)
• Foundation/Advisory 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 emailed no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28. They must be emailed to Carmen Cortez in the office of Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Business & Financial Affairs,

All applications will be reviewed by college staff for a recommendation to the college superintendent/president. Applicants may also be asked to conduct an interview as part of the process. Final approval will be made by the Southwestern College Governing Board at the Nov. 14 meeting.

Since 2018, Southwestern College has completed construction on nearly $400 million in building projects. This year, the college will open the Institutional Technology building. Its construction allows for the demolition of its former building and, in its place, construction of Instructional Building One/University Center.