Things to Know – Monday, February 6, 2017

Whoever said we are living in uncertain times has my attention. As I begin my third week at Southwestern College (SWC), I wanted to touch bases with you. There are too many newsworthy issues happening around SWC, and I hope we can stay focused...

Things to Know – Thursday, April 27, 2017

It was great to return home yesterday. Actually, made it to the college in time to have lunch with the administrative professional staff in the President’s Office. If you were unaware, yesterday was Administrative Professionals Day, day to recognize the professionals in our workplace....

Things to Know – Monday, May 15, 2017

As we race toward commencements and the celebrations of our student’s success, we will celebrate our employees this late this afternoon with a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Union East. Congratulations to all our faculty, staff, and leadership for a year of...

Things to Know – Wednesday April 5, 2017

Did you know the California Community Colleges produces a Student Success Scorecard?  This statewide scorecard reflects data associated with six year cohorts and is disaggregated, so note the numbers are small. These types of efforts at accountability require colleges to be extremely diligent about...

Things to Know – Friday, May 19, 2017

We are counting down to SWC Commencement and the celebrations continue on our campus. At the same time, we had a protest regarding a very serious subject; sexual harassment, assault, and discrimination. As this serious subject is a part of other college internal processes...

Things to Know – Monday, April 10, 2017

Welcome back to another week, as we continue to sprint toward Commencement…one of the best days of the year, things seem to just be speeding up. The California Pathways Project  Dr. Kay McClenny, a proponent for pathways through colleges co-authored the following article. Since, Southwestern College...

Things to Know – Tuesday May 23, 2017

We made it to @SWC Commencement week. This is Classified School Employees Week. Please take a few minutes, stop, and say thank you to our classified professionals for their continued service and support for students and our community. If you want to have a really...

Things to Know – Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It has been a busy four weeks. There is a lot to learn about Southwestern College, and I appreciate how many of you have shared your wisdom, thoughts, and pain. As I continue my learning journey, I hope you will continue to share Congratulations to...

Things to Know – Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Just a short note to make sure you are aware of a couple of things. It is Board of Trustees (Board) meeting day, and I hope you are looking at our Board’s meeting agendas. The agendas reflect the workings of the college. Please check out...

Things to Know – Wednesday, May 24, 2017

We are counting down to Commencement. This seems like an appropriate time for us to explore the history of academic regalia. As noted on the Colorado State University Commencement website, academic regalia has been around for a long time. I have always been a...