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.

Most Recent Meeting

GB Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

SUGGESTED ORDER OF BUSINESS

REGULAR MEETING, GOVERNING BOARD
SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

Southwestern College, Room 214
900 Otay Lakes Road

ROBERTO ALCANTAR, GOVERNING BOARD PRESIDENT
NORA E. VARGAS, GOVERNING BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
LETICIA CAZARES, GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
GRISELDA DELGADO, GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
LETICIA CAZARES, GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
TIM NADER, GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
RUDOLPH VILLEGAS, STUDENT GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
KINDRED MURILLO, ED.D., SECRETARY TO GOVERNING BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
5:30 p.m. Call to Order / Announcement of Closed Session Agenda
7:00 p.m. Reconvene in Open Session

Southwestern Community College District, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), requests individuals who may need special accommodation to access, attend, and/or participate in Board meetings to contact Mary Ganio at 619.482.6301 at least forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting for information on such accommodation.

In compliance with Government Code Section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the Board in advance of a meeting, may be viewed at Southwestern College, Office of the Superintendent/President, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; at the College website www.swccd.edu; or at the scheduled meeting. In addition, if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the agenda, please contact Mary Ganio, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/President, at 619.482.6301 or email at mganio@swccd.edu.

Persons wishing to address the Governing Board under Oral Communication should complete a Request for Oral Communication card (available at the reception table) and indicate on the card if they wish to speak under Oral Communication, or when a specific agenda item is considered. Cards should be submitted to the Board secretary prior to the start of the meeting.

Please be advised that the meeting is audio recorded.

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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