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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 Goverening Board, you may email SWCGoverningBoard@swccd.edu or reach the board Administrative Assistant by calling 619-421-6700 x5836.

Governing Board Meetings

Governing Board Policy Committee

Recent Meeting
Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Governing Board Meeting Schedule

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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