Dr. Jonathan King
Dean of Counseling and Student Support Programs
School of Counseling
My overarching goal is to create a positive learning environment for our students and provide them with the resources to pursue and fully achieve their educational and professional goals.
Message from the Dean of Counseling:
Dear Southwestern College Student,
Welcome to the School of Counseling Website! Our Counselors and staff are committed to your academic and personal success, and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of the excellent array of programs and services designed to help you achieve your short and long term goals. As you embark on this new educational journey, I want to invite you to come and meet with one of our Counselors so that you can determine what educational, transfer, and occupational pathways you would like to pursue while you are a student here. Recent studies have shown that students who meet regularly with a Counselor, maintain a SEP (Student Education Plan), and participate in our many support services and learning communities, are more likely to graduate and transfer to a four year university. In addition to these support services, I would like to recommend that you take the opportunity to enroll in our Counseling classes (PD 100) taught by our outstanding Counseling Faculty. These courses are specifically designed to help you navigate your way to success during your first semester in college.
If you are a new or returning student, please visit the Get Started page to learn about the required steps to successfully enroll at Southwestern College. This page will also familiarize you with the eight Learning Communities (BAYAN, FYE, GSP, PAIR, PUENTE, TELA, ATHLETIC, VETERAN) that you might be eligible to join during your first semester. We look forward to supporting you on your journey to successful degree completion and transfer.
Please take the time to visit us in the Cesar Chavez Student Center
Dr. Jonathan King