Message from the President
For more than 55 years, Southwestern College has offered South County residents a quality higher education experience. Over the years, we have welcomed students right after high school graduation. More and more we have seen students find Southwestern College offers them a second chance to make a real difference in their lives and in the lives of their families. As you read our student, faculty and alumni stories, I hope you will find them as inspiring as I have.
Southwestern College is also experiencing its own renewal. We have realized the true community potential of what was once the vacant corner lot. A new Wellness and Aquatics Complex has opened with two Olympic-sized pools and a third therapy pool, along with a gym and exercise classrooms. Next year we begin construction on a new Performing Arts and Cultural Center with a 500-seat theater to share the corner of the college.
Our other construction projects on the Chula Vista and National City campuses are highlighted in our Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee annual report, which we have incorporated into our district annual report.
This annual report also celebrates the contributions of our Foundation and the efforts of SWC Cares team. The generosity of our community has created even more opportunities to fulfill our students’ needs.
We are proud to share the great work of our entire college community, and we thank you for your ongoing support.
Kindred Murillo, Ed.D.