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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.

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

The Southwestern Community College District Governing Board Members

 Terri Valladolid Terri Valladolid -- Seat 2
December, 2010 - November, 2014
Board President
 Photo of GB member Norma Hernandez Norma L. Hernandez -- Seat 4
Term: December, 2010 - November, 2014
Board Vice President
 Tim Nader
Tim Nader -- Seat 5

 December, 2010 - November, 2014
portrait of Peraza  Humberto Peraza, Jr. -- Seat 3 
Term: December, 2012 - November, 2016
 photo of Nora Vargas Nora E. Vargas -- Seat 1
April, 2013 - November, 2014
 Sayaka Ridley Sayaka Ridley -- Student Trustee 
Term: June, 2014 – May, 2015
 portrait of Nish  Dr. Melinda Nish -- Superintendent/President


Last updated: 6/17/2014 8:21:11 AM