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 Governing Board, you may email SWCGoverningBoard@ashmandykitchen.net or call the office at 619-482-6301.

Governing Board Meetings

Governing Board Special Meeting

Next Meeting in 3 days
Monday, February 26, 2024

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

DON DUMAS, GOVERNING BOARD RESIDENT
KRISTINE GALICIA BROWN, GOVERNING BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
ROBERTO ALCANTAR, GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
ROBERT MORENO, GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
CORINA SOTO, GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
JOSE M. PEREZ, STUDENT MEMBER
MARK SANCHEZ, Ed.D. SECRETARY TO GOVERNING BOARD AND THE SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT

Notice is Hereby Given that

The Governing Board Meeting of the Southwestern Community College District will be held in-person and Zoom.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.
(The time is approximate and order of items are subject to change.)

IN-PERSON LOCATION INFORMATION
Southwestern College
Learning Resource Center
Building 64, Room 238 North and South
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910

ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING INFORMATION
Zoom Meeting Link: http://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/81499219243
Meeting ID: 814 9921 9243

Southwestern Community College District Governing Board shall take place as follows:
Members of the public may participate via Zoom videoconferencing using the link above or by calling in to the meeting at US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099; Meeting ID: 814 9921 9243

Members of the public wishing to comment on specific board items or during the public forum may do so, during the live board meeting. Public comment provides the public with an opportunity to address the Board on any matter within jurisdiction of the Board. In compliance with the Brown Act, except in limited circumstances, the Board cannot take action on matters not listed on the agenda. All comments will be limited to three minutes. Speakers will not be able to cede their three minutes to other speakers.

An oral presentation to the Board does not constitute an open discussion on the presentation topic unless that topic is on the posted agenda. Pursuant to the Brown Act (Government Code Section 54954.2(a)): No action or discussion shall be undertaken on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, except that members of a legislative body or its staff may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by persons exercising their public testimony rights under Section 54954.3.

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 mlomahan@ashmandykitchen.net at least 48 hours in advance.

Please be advised that the meeting will be video and 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