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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.

Governing Board Appointment

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Governing Board Meetings

Governing Board Policy Committee

Recent Meeting
Monday, September 28, 2020

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REMOTE GB Regular Meeting

Recent Meeting
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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REMOTE GB Special Meeting - Provisional Appointment Information Session

Recent Meeting
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Governing Board Meeting Schedule

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Dr. Mark Sanchez Selected as New Southwestern College President


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