Things to Know – Tuesday, May 9, 2017

As promised, I said I would share my reflections, observations, proposed and pending actions, I believe we need to move forward as the Southwestern College (SWC) community. Every day, when I walk on campus, I feel joy and happiness at the work we do,...

Things to Know – Friday, April 28, 2017

Commencement is just around the corner now…May 26th. I can’t believe it. My three months (First 100 days) @SWC has gone quickly, and now…Commencement. I am trying to put together a letter to you about what I have heard, some of my observations since...

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 – Friday, April 21, 2017

As we are starting many celebrations of our student’s success, today is a good day to take our focus back to student trends. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is having their annual meeting this weekend, so I thought I would provide on...

Things to Know – Wednesday April 19, 2017

Today, I am participating on a panel at the 6th Annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue “Rebuilding Civility” at the University of San Diego Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. http://www.sandiego.edu/cas//institute-for-civil-civic-engagement/restoring-respect/ We have been asked to reflect about the role of community colleges in...

Things to Know – Monday April 17, 2017

I hope you had a good weekend. It was such great Southern California weather. Sorry, I am late getting this out today. Thank you in advance for helping out with the parking situation tomorrow for College Preview Day. I am going to do my part...

Things to Know – Friday, April 14, 2017

Today is Southwestern College’s Men of Color Conference. This is important step in our awareness efforts to close the opportunity achievement gap for student transfer, completion, and achievement. I don’t know about you, but I find this persistent gap “separating Latinos and Black males...

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 – 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 – 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...