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...

Southwestern College Bond Reporting Is Perfect

Glass surrounds the expansive second and third stories of the Wellness Center and Aquatic Complex on the Chula Vista campus.
CHULA VISTA, California – Southwestern College’s reporting for its Proposition R bond measure earned a perfect score for transparency from the San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation. Only six of the 23 school districts with active bond programs earned perfect scores. The taxpayers educational foundation evaluated 25...

Governing Board News – July 2017

Southwestern College capped Spring 2017 by celebrating the achievements of our students, including the Student of Distinction awards, a variety of program graduation ceremonies (including nursing, dental hygiene and the police academy among others) and our annual commencement ceremony at DeVore Stadium, in which...

Southwestern College’s Accreditation Reaffirmed by ACCJC

Cesar E. Chavez Student Services Center
Southwestern College received full reaffirmation of its accreditation status Friday by the commission that accredits all California community colleges. The college received word of its updated status Friday, following the submission to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of reports and evidence showing continuous improvement in several key areas at Southwestern.

Statement on Southwestern College Lockdown

Yesterday our college leadership made the decision to place the Chula Vista campus on lockdown. At approximately 1 pm yesterday, our Campus Police had received a call from Chula Vista Police regarding an incident at Bonita Vista High School. Chula Vista Police informed us that a person had brandished what looked like a handgun at the high school and that the suspect could be heading to the Chula Vista campus.

Southwestern College Lifts Lockdown; Chula Vista Police Have Suspect in Custody

Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus was in lockdown for approximately one hour this afternoon as a safety precaution because of an armed suspect in the area.

Record Number of Graduates Walk at Southwestern College Commencement

Southwestern College celebrates its 56th Commencement Ceremony Friday at DeVore Stadium. On the field among the 800 graduates will be four sibling duos, two couples, a senior citizen, 18 veterans and two mother-daughter duos. Celebrating with the graduates will be three community members being granted Honorary Degrees—Ron and Reina Bolles for their contributions to the fine arts in South County and Christine Moore for her contributions to the economic development and civic and social services of South County.

Attempted Abduction at Southwestern College’s Chula Vista Campus

Abduction Suspect Vehicle
Southwestern College Campus Police have been investigating an attempted abduction of a 16-year-old student on the Chula Vista campus today. At approximately 9:15 a.m., the student had been walking across the campus near the H Street entrance and was confronted by the suspect. He offered her $200 to get into his vehicle. She refused and walked away. The suspect then cut her off, got out of his vehicle and grabbed her. She was able to break free.