Governing Board Takes Strong Stand Against Separation of Families at Border

Calling the separation of young immigrant children from their parents at the border dehumanizing and inhumane, the Southwestern College Governing Board unanimously passed a resolution calling for family reunification. At its meeting Tuesday, the Governing Board unanimously passed Resolution 2056 and called on the federal...

San Ysidro Community Turns Tragedy to Triumph

Guillermo Flores stands in front of San Ysidro Memorial
Thirty-five years ago, friends and family of Gloria Salas thought she was crazy when she vowed to never allow the McDonald’s on West San Ysidro Boulevard to open again after 21 community members were killed by a gunman there on July 18, 1984. “Most of...

Southwestern College, SDSU Awarded $2.2M Math Equity and Research Grant by National Science Foundation

Math students inside the Southwestern College Math Center.
Southwestern College and San Diego State University have been awarded a joint $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to close equity gaps in math classes, train math faculty to foster student success and develop research on how to better prepare students to...

Superintendent/President Search Enters Community Input Phase

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With the application period for superintendent/president candidates closing this week, the Southwestern College Governing Board is moving into the next phase of the college president search. In closed session on Nov. 24, the Governing Board will review all applications submitted and  select candidates for first-level...

Southwestern College Seeks Motivated Individuals to Apply for Board Vacancy

Southwestern College Seeks Motivated Individuals to Apply for Board Vacancy Motivated and interested residents who live in the College District are encouraged to apply to serve as an appointed member of the Governing Board (Seat 1) to fill the balance of a four-year...

Dual Dedications Celebrate Performing Arts Center Opening

Performing Arts Center Grand Opening
Southwestern College emerged from the pandemic with a grand opening dedication of a magnificent Performing Arts Center and the community welcome reception for new Superintendent/President Dr. Mark Sanchez. In a dual celebration Wednesday, community members and Southwestern College faculty and staff heralded the ultimate transformation...

Southwestern College Again Named a Military Friendly School

Southwestern College celebrates Veterans Day 2018.
Southwestern College has again been named a Military Friendly School by Viqtory Media, publisher of the “Guide to Military Friendly Schools.”

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, Sept. 28, 2018. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board about the expenditure of...

Academic Support to Greatly Expand in Spring, 2015 Semester

CHULA VISTA – An unprecedented expansion of student tutoring services at Southwestern College is set to launch in January, thanks to $400,000 in funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.  The grant will fund 40-50 tutors to work with professors to target...

Southwestern College Suspends All Operations for Black Out Tuesday

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Today, in observance of #BlackOutTuesday, Southwestern College stands in solidarity with our African American and Black brothers and sisters to lift our collective voices to bring change to the systems and processes of institutional racism. We as humans need to pause and acknowledge we...