Deadline Extended for Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Vacancy

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Taxpayer Organization Representative sought CHULA VISTA, California ­– Southwestern College has extended the application period for the Taxpayer Organization Representative vacancy on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. The deadline for this one position is Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. The applicant must be a member of a...

Governor Brown Signs Bill for Free Community College Tuition

Students celebrating receiving their diploma at the 2017 Southwestern College commencement ceremony.
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that provides one year of free tuition at any California Community College for any first-time student who enrolls full-time. On Friday, Brown signed Assembly Bill 19 that waives the first year of fees, regardless of household income. At $46 per unit, the California Community College system is the most economical higher education opportunity in the country, as well as the largest institution of higher education in the country.

Biotechnology major wins two top national Phi Theta Kappa scholarships

Hanan Ali, a Southwestern College biotechnology major and international student, has been awarded two prestigious national scholarships by the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Ali was awarded $5,000 and $1,000 for the Phi Theta Kappa’s Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education and the Coca-Cola Leaders...

Career Expo Week at Southwestern College

Career Expo Week at Southwestern College
From Oct.16-19, students and the campus community will be able to join career workshops and explore careers paths through Southwestern College's Career Education programs before the week concludes with a job fair at the Chula Vista campus featuring more than 70 employees looking to tap into Southwestern College talent

Southwestern College Students Have Clearer Path to Top California Law Schools

Administration of Justice Professor Jamie Ledezma and political science major Erick Sanchez.
Southwestern College students now have clearer access to six top California law schools with the new Pathway to Law School initiative, sponsored by the California State Bar's Council on Access and Fairness.  The program is open to all majors who are interested or would like to know more about becoming a lawyer or pursuing a career in law.

Jag Kitchen Food Pantry Wins Outstanding New Non-Profit Partner Award

Members of the Jag Kitchen committee: Director of Student Development/Activities Brett Robertson, Jag Kitchen Founder and Director Patie Bartow and Family Studies Professor Jenny Sabas.
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank awarded the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry the “Outstanding New Nonprofit Partner” award for its efforts to fight hunger at Southwestern College and the shared mission of providing meals to people in need. The Jag Kitchen was recognized at the 2017 San Diego County Hunger Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

Southwestern College is seeking applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board about the expenditure of...

Southwestern College Statement on the Trump Administration’s Decision to End DACA

By Governing Board President Tim Nader and Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo Today, the Trump Administration decided to end and phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has given protection to nearly 800,000 immigrants, including students at Southwestern College, who have always...

Governing Board News – August 2017

As Southwestern College students head back to class for the fall semester, the Governing Board has updated its priorities for the 2017-18 year. At the August Governing Board meeting, my colleagues and I unanimously adopted nine priorities to support student access and success. The priorities...

Southwestern College Statement on Charlottesville

By Governing Board President Tim Nader and Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo CHULA VISTA -- We are deeply saddened by the hate speech and violence in Charlottesville this weekend. It has only strengthened our resolve to actively engage in Southwestern College’s year-long “Inclusion Matters” dialog and...