Southwestern College

The Southwestern College Office of Communications, Community and Government Relations is a one-stop shop for the latest news on the College, its programs, activities, faculty, staff, and students.

The goal of the office of Communications, Community and Government Relations is to enhance awareness, increase name recognition, and improve the image of the College – thereby generating enrollment and community goodwill for South San Diego County’s only public institution of higher learning.

Additional services provided by the office

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Web design and development
  • Publications
  • Event planning


  • Chief Public Information & Government Relations Officer: Lillian Leopold, APR, (619) 421-6700, ext. 6564
  • Advertising, marketing, event planning and publications: Brenda Mora, (619) 421-6700, ext. 5213
  • Web & Marketing Content Strategist: Graig Harris, (619) 421-6700 ext. 5782
  • Marketing Communications Associate: Ernesto Rivera, (619) 421-6700 ext. 5296
The Southwestern College Governing Board voted at its Tuesday meeting to to appoint Robert Deegan as the district’s new interim superintendent/president. ... READ MORE
Southwestern College was notified by San Diego County Health and Human Services that a student enrolled at Southwestern College in the spring semester has been verified to have tuberculosis (TB).... READ MORE
Inside the Museum of Tolerance, members of the Southwestern College Associated Students Organization and the Campus Police Department stood in front of dimly-lit steel gates surrounded by barb wire. Upon entering this replica Auschwitz concentration camp, they were filtered through two narrow brick tunnels that led to a Nazi gas chamber. ... READ MORE
As you know, Dr. Nish’s last day with the District is today, June 30. Once again, the Board is thankful to Dr. Nish for her dedicated work for the District over the last several years, and we wish her the best in her future personal and professional endeavors.... READ MORE
Southwestern College has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Education for its Second Chance Pell pilot program, a nationwide program that provides incarcerated Americans the opportunity to receive the Federal Pell Grant to defray the financial costs of higher education. ... READ MORE
Last updated: 7/11/2016 4:08:48 PM