Southwestern College Finalizes Election Districts

outline of the five nw voting districts
The Southwestern College Governing Board this week selected the final maps that will separate the college’s election areas into five distinct districts. The Board also selected the sequence in which the new district seats will be elected. In a unanimous vote, the board selected Map...

Wellness & Aquatics Complex Wins Construction Management Award

The newly opened Wellness and Aquatics Complex at Southwestern College has won the Program Management Buildings Award from the Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) San Diego Chapter—making it the third such win for a Southwestern College project. The 75,000-square-foot facility opened to students in...

Southwestern College Awarded $3.2M S-STEM Grant by National Science Foundation for Chemistry, Biochemistry Students

The National Science Foundation has awarded Southwestern College and San Diego State University a $5,000,000 S-STEM grant, $3,230,840 of which is awarded to Southwestern College. This program will provide an integrated mentoring and research experience bridging the chemistry and biochemistry programs at Southwestern College...

Southwestern College Awarded $135,000 to Meet Student Needs

Student holding donated computers
CHULA VISTA -- The San Diego Foundation has awarded Southwestern College two grants totaling $135,000 to help students affected by the fallout of the COVID-19 public health crisis. In awards announced last week, The San Diego Foundation awarded $75,000 for Southwestern College to purchase and...

Kicking Off a Season of Thanks

Employee Andrea Cletus holds a cooked turkey breast to give away as part of Thanksgiving meal distribution
Southwestern College volunteers capped off a week’s worth of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week activities Friday with a drive-through distribution of Thanksgiving-themed meal boxes for students. Up to 1,000 boxes were expected to be distributed and delivered from Friday until Wednesday to the students who...

Southwestern College Presents New Educational, Facilities Master Plans

Southwestern College Presents New Educational, Facilities Master Plans CHULA VISTA – In a standing-room only workshop recently, Southwestern College faculty, staff, elected officials and members of the community caught a peek at the future of Southwestern College as district officials...

Southwestern College Dedicates New Training Center and Remembers 9/11

Ribbon cutting photo
Sept. 11, 2001, will always be a day the nation remembers. Nearly 3,000 civilians, along with 412 emergency response workers, perished that day. The event not only sparked two unwinnable wars in both Afganistan and Iraq, but also spawned a domestic war on terrorism,...

Southwestern College Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo Awarded Phi Theta Kappa’s Paragon Award

Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo at Southwestern College's 57th birthday celebration in September.
Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo has been honored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with the Paragon Award for New Presidents.

Governing Board Endorses Campaign for College Opportunity’s Blueprint for Higher Education

A student participates in Southwestern College's 2018 Commencement Ceremony held on Friday, May 25 at DeVore Stadium.
The Southwestern Community College District Governing Board has become the first college district board to endorse the Campaign for College Opportunity’s Blueprint for California Higher Education and “Our California” campaign. At its Aug. 14 meeting, the board unanimously approved the endorsement and signed a call...

New $3.5M Grant Helps Southwestern College Build Bilingual Educators, Pathway to SDSU

Julia King, a Southwestern College liberal studies major and Peer Ambassador, is studying to become a teacher with hopes of teaching in the South Bay.
A new $3.5 million Hispanic-Serving Institution grant from the Department of Education will help Southwestern College create more bilingual and culturally competent K-12 educators. Through a new partnership with San Diego State University (SDSU), and other local community colleges, Southwestern College will create a cohort...