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

Contacts

  • 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
  • Web & Marketing Content Strategist: Graig Harris, (619) 421-6700 ext. 5782
News
Southwestern College has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Education for its Second Chance Pell pilot program, a nationwide program that provides incarcerated Americans the opportunity to receive the Federal Pell Grant to defray the financial costs of higher education. ... READ MORE
Southwestern College is closing the achievement gap and rewriting the rules on student success through a rapidly expanding program that embeds trained tutors in the classroom to provide immediate help when needed and to offer follow-up sessions afterward in a campus study center.... READ MORE
The Southwestern College Governing Board approved the college’s tentative budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year at its June 14 meeting. The $114.9 million spending plan includes $98.6 million—more than 85 percent of the budget—for personnel expenses, including $3.9 million to fund 58 vacant positions.... READ MORE
The Southwestern College Governing Board unanimously voted at its June 14 meeting to refinance a portion of Proposition R bonds to give taxpayers a potential savings of approximately $13.4 million.... READ MORE
The Southwestern College community gathered Tuesday for a candle light vigil organized by the Associated Student Organization (ASO) in honor of the Orlando shooting victims. ... READ MORE
Last updated: 3/23/2016 8:41:31 AM