Governing Board Sets Timeline for New Superintendent/President Search

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The Southwestern Community College District Governing Board is launching a national search for the next superintendent/president, with a timeline of conducting final candidate interviews in December. The Governing Board has contracted with Community College Search Services for the search to replace retiring Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred...

Student Blooms with Dreamer Center Opportunities

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The well-known symbol for undocumented students, or Dreamers, in California higher education is the butterfly. And for Southwestern College student Casandra Morales, the emergence of a butterfly from its cocoon symbolizes the educational journey she has taken. The first in her family to graduate high...

Theater Department Performs Modern-Day Interpretations of Greek Tragedies

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Do you remember Southwestern College’s Mayan Hall last year? The steps would be decorated with tents and bright colors and banners to advertise the upcoming show. Its halls were once filled with students rehearsing scripts, singing and dancing for events and plays. Backstage there would...

SWC Foundation Member Believes in Investing in Students

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Halé Richardson serves on several non-profit boards, but few bring her as much personal satisfaction as serving on the Southwestern College Foundation board. For the last five years, Richardson has seen that Southwestern College is a positive vortex that brings together students, employees and community...

Southwestern College Denounces President’s New Executive Order

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President Donald Trump’s executive order on combating race and sex stereotyping is disappointing, but not not unexpected. Over the last four years we have seen a consistent erosion of human rights and a growth in intolerance. As an institution of higher education, we are not...

Southwestern College to Continue With Distance, Online Education for Spring 2021

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Dear Southwestern College Community, Today, Sept. 16, marks seven months that we have taught and worked remotely. The time has passed quickly and slowly with incredible challenges and just as many opportunities. We have watched once rigid bureaucracies begin to transform into innovative, flexible and...

Southwestern College Students Win Prestigious Women in California Leadership Scholarship

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Two Southwestern College students have been selected for the prestigious 2020 Minerva Scholarship from the Women in California Leadership. Jenai Funk and Anna Sanchez will each be awarded a $2,500 scholarship for their educational accomplishments and roles as student leaders at Southwestern College. Funk and...

Southwestern College is Home to Two New Ambulances

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Southwestern College’s paramedics, EMTs and firefighters have a new tool to gain hands-on experience, thanks to a recent donation of two ambulances, one by Priority Ambulance and another from Falck Ambulance. In a celebration Sept. 4, district and Priority officials explained the impact of the...

COVID-19 Update: Data Dashboard, Decision Tree, Town Hall

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Dear Southwestern College, Before we get into some important operations updates and answer many questions you might have, I want to start by saying how proud I am of Southwestern College. I want to say thank you for your hard work and passion in everything...

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.