Local Buddhist Temple Donates 20-Volume Arts Encyclopedia to Southwestern College Library

Venerable Miao Zang, from the San Diego Buddhist temple Hsi Fang Temple, came to Southwestern College today to donate a 20-volume Buddhist arts encyclopedia to the Southwestern College Library. Zang met with professors and administrators to discuss the encyclopedia, its creation and importance.
Venerable Miao Zang, from the San Diego Buddhist temple Hsi Fang Temple, visited Southwestern College Wednesday to donate a 20-volume Buddhist arts encyclopedia to the College Library. Zang met with professors and administrators to discuss the encyclopedia, its creation and importance. Philosophy Professor Peter Bolland, who...

[VIDEO] Time lapse of the new turf being installed at DeVore Stadium

Here is great time lapse video of the turf being installed at DeVore Stadium on Southwester College's main campus in Chula Vista, CA. Stadium construction is part of the $389M Proposition R bond. Lean more about the Prop R projects here: http://swccd.edu/PropR [youtube...

Southwestern College Architect Professors Produce Face Shields

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After the abrupt end to face-to-face learning this spring, Southwestern College Architecture Professor Eric Johnson and several other faculty felt the need to help combat the pandemic that affects all of their students and peers. The faculty have helped by making reusable face masks and...

Southwestern College Governing Board Seeks to Appoint Two New Members

Sunshine through DeVore Stadium sign
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...

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

Departure date: Friday February 21, 2014 Return date: Friday April 25 2014 AIFS will serve as the provider for services related to this program Classes will start approximately six weeks prior to departure at Southwestern College.  Attendance for class meets is mandatory.  (Information...

Southwestern College Named 2021 Equity Champion of Higher Education

A Southwestern College graduate participates in the 2021 Commencement car parade.
Southwestern College has been named an Equity Champion of Higher Education by The Campaign for College Opportunity for “exemplary” work in awarding Associate Degrees for Transfer to Black and Latinx students. Southwestern College is one of only six community colleges in California to receive...

Southwestern College Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Campus Dreamer Center

After years of serving the undocumented student population, Southwestern College officially cut the ribbon and celebrated the opening of the brand new Dreamer Center on the Chula Vista campus. The center, located in room 426, was made possible through a $125,000 grant from The California...

Southwestern College Joins Business Leaders in Expanding Job Opportunities for Young Adults

Student Maria del Carmen Alonso at news conference
SAN DIEGO, CA ­– Education, business and political leaders joined forces today to demonstrate their commitment to the expansion of the “One San Diego Skills to Succeed” program that places young adults in internships and summer jobs. At a press conference held on the Illumina...

Investigations of Police Procedures in Placard Incident Concluded

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Investigations conducted by Southwestern College and the San Diego District Attorney’s Office into the Oct. 1 incident where college police arrested, cited and released a student for misuse of a disabled parking placard have concluded college officers acted within the district’s police procedures. Part of...

Southwestern College Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo to Retire in 2021

Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo.
Dr. Kindred Murillo is retiring this academic year after serving 24 years in the California Community College System. Beginning as an adjunct faculty at Desert Community College District, Murillo has served in various roles as an advocate for students and champion of equity.