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Governing Board

The Southwestern Community College District Governing Board plays an important role in the growth and development of Southwestern College, currently the only public institution of higher education within South County. Comprised of five elected members and one student member, the Governing Board ensures that the District fulfills its responsibility to lead and serve its ever-changing communities.  For more information about the Goverening Board, you may email SWCGoverningBoard@swccd.edu or reach the board Administrative Assistant by calling 619-421-6700 x5836.

Governing Board Meetings

REMOTE GB Workshop Meeting

Next Meeting is today
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

GB Workshop

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

SUGGESTED ORDER OF BUSINESS
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GOVERNING BOARD
SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

LETICIA CAZARES, GOVERNING BOARD PRESIDENT
ROBERTO ALCANTAR, GOVERNING VICE PRESIDENT
GRISELDA DELGADO, GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
KIRIN MACAPUGAY, GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
DON DUMAS, GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
MAE PEREZ, STUDENT MEMBER
MARK SANCHEZ, ED.D., SECRETARY TO GOVERNING BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT

NOTICE is hereby given that a GB Workshop Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Community College District will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Pursuant to Executive Order of the Governor, and in order to adhere as closely as possible to the Order of the Health Officer of San Diego County, the Board meeting will not be open to personal attendance to the public.

The meeting may be watched live at the following link:https://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/97410105823
Members of the public wishing to make a comment should email by the start of the meeting their public comments to zencarnacion@swccd.edu

For public comment on a closed session item, please include as your email subject line: <<Full Name / Closed Session / Public Comment>>
For public comment on a non-agenda item, please include as your email subject line: <<Full Name / Public Comment>>
For public comment on an agenda item and/or public hearing item, please include as your email subject line: <<Full Name / Agenda Item # / Public Comment>>

All such written comments that are within the District's jurisdiction will be read into the record at the meeting up to a three-minute limit per comment.
Any individuals with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodation or modification of the meeting procedure so as to be able to watch the live feed or listen telephonically to the Board meeting and address the Board may contact Ann Avila at aavila@swccd.edu.

Written notice is hereby given in accordance with Government Code Section 54956 that a special meeting of the Governing Board of the Southwestern Community College District will be held as noted below:

Please be advised that the meeting will be video and audio recorded.

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Governing Board Policy Committee

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Primary Responsibilities

According to the Community College League of California, the primary responsibilities of the Governing Board as a unit are to:

  • Set the policy direction
  • Employ a chief executive officer as the institutional leader
  • Act as a community bridge and buffer
  • Establish the climate in which educational goals are accomplished
  • Define legal, ethical and prudent standards for college operations
  • Assure fiscal health and stability
  • Maintain standards for good personnel relations
  • Monitor institutional performance
  • Lead as a thoughtful educated team