Southwestern College Expands Basic Needs Support for Students

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Southwestern College is expanding its basic needs support for students at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many inequities and insecurities affecting students and their success. Under the umbrella of SWC Cares and a new basic needs coordinator, Southwestern College is strengthening...

SWC Appoints Two New Trustees

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The Southwestern College Governing Board voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint educators Don Dumas and Kirin Macapugay to the vacant Governing Board positions. Dumas, a U.S. History teacher at Bonita Vista High School, and Macapugay, a social work/human services professor at San Diego City College, had...

Summer Session To Be Held Online, Through Distance Education

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Southwestern College’s instruction will continue to be held online and through distance education for its 2021 summer session. The only exceptions remain Southwestern College’s allied health and public safety courses, such as the police academy, nursing and medical operations programs.  “We remain confident in our...

Seven Finalists Selected to Move Forward in Southwestern College Governing Board Vacancies

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The Southwestern College Governing Board has selected seven finalists for consideration to fill two vacant positions on the board. In a special meeting Monday, the board narrowed the field from 25 applicants based upon personal speeches given by each applicant in open session. The Governing...

Southwestern Brings Work-Based Learning to the Classroom

Even before the pandemic crippled many industries, Southwestern College faculty understood they needed ways to apply classroom content in professional settings to help students gain real-world experience, Known as Classroom to Career, a team of Work-Based Learning faculty reached out to employers to hear directly...

Your Guide to the Spring 2021 Semester

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The start of the spring semester is just days away. As you work to finalize your plans and get ready, we've put together this guide that will hopefully answer many questions we know you have. The COVID-19 pandemic has kept Southwestern College campuses closed for the spring semester,...

Southwestern College Helps Entrepreneurs

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The coronavirus has upended the lives of business owners, but Southwestern College is helping entrepreneurs in two major ways. Through the Small Business Development Center, business owners can access capital and marketing strategies--for free. And students who want to take control of their own financial...

Southwestern College Governing Board Seeks to Appoint Two New Members

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The Southwestern College Governing Board voted unanimously Monday to create an appointment process to replace two board members who won other county elections in November. In a special board meeting Monday, the three board members approved the provisional appointment process allowing any registered voter in...

CHEL Learning Community Gives LGBTQIA+ Students Specialized Education, Dedicated Support

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For decades, Southwestern College’s learning communities have created unique and equity-focused education and opportunities for Southwestern College students.  This fall semester, Southwestern College added one more student learning community to expand its mission to build community and advance equity inside and outside the classroom. CHEL...

Dr. Mark Sanchez Selected as New Southwestern College President

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The Southwestern College Governing Board has selected Dr. Mark Sanchez as Southwestern College’s next superintendent/president. The board announced their decision early Wednesday morning after a six-hour closed session where they interviewed three finalists. Sanchez will replace current Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo, who is retiring in...