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The Southwestern College Office of Communications, Community and Government Relations is a one-stop shop for the latest news on the College, its programs, activities, faculty, staff, and students.

The goal of the office of Communications, Community and Government Relations is to enhance awareness, increase name recognition, and improve the image of the College – thereby generating enrollment and community goodwill for South San Diego County’s only public institution of higher learning.

Additional services provided by the office:

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Web design and development
  • Publications
  • Event planning.

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  • Chief Public Information & Government Relations Officer: Lillian Leopold, APR, (619) 421-6700, ext. 6564
  • Advertising, marketing, event planning and publications: Brenda Mora, (619) 421-6700, ext. 5213
  • Instructional support, web production, iTunesU and publications: Tom Bugzavich, (619) 421-6700, ext. 5296
  • Web & Marketing Content Strategist: Graig Harris, (619) 421-6700 ext. 5782
Almost 750 students attended the 2015 Commencement Ceremony. Here are some of the exciting moments from that memorable day.... READ MORE
Dust off your hardhats – Proposition R parking lot and road construction starts in May.... READ MORE
Carla, 17; Lara, 16; and Edna, 15, are Biotechnology majors (Edna and Lara said they also plan on double majoring in Math) and Student of Distinction Award (SODA) winners —Southwestern College’s highest scholastic honor.... READ MORE
Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Melinda Nish’s ability to guide local small business resources during difficult economic times earned her an appreciation award by the San Diego Small Business Association (SBA) recently.... READ MORE
At the May 6 special meeting of the Governing Board, trustees discussed selling a fourth series of bonds through Proposition R. The amount of the bond sale—Series D—is not to exceed $135 million.... READ MORE
Last updated: 3/3/2015 3:24:58 PM