Southwestern College Governing Board Seeks to Appoint One New Member

Sunshine through DeVore Stadium sign
The sun shines through the DeVore Stadium sign.

The Southwestern College Governing Board voted on Monday, July 10, to create an appointment process to fill the at-large vacancy left by former Trustee Griselda Delgado who resigned on July 6, 2023. 

The provisional appointment process allows any registered voter in the college’s attendance area to apply. The application period is open from July 13 through July 31. Successful candidates will serve in an At-Large Seat until the next regularly scheduled election in November 2024.

“We are seeking an individual to join us in building a welcoming, equity-focused, inclusive college community that honors our history and empowers our students, employees and district partners,” said Governing Board President Roberto Alcantar.

Interested individuals can find the application and related information on the Governing Board Appointment webpage ( Interested individuals must fill out the application and include a letter of interest addressed to Governing Board President Alcantar. Materials are to be emailed to and received by 4 p.m., July 31.

The governing board will fill the vacancies no later than September 4. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend an information session on Tuesday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

Established in 1961, Southwestern College is South County’s premier public institution of higher education. It has graduated more than 500,000 students and serves as an economic engine for the community. The college’s attendance area stretches from National City to the international border with Mexico and includes the city of Coronado.