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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, July 7, 2011

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Chris Bender 619.482.6564
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Southwestern College Accepting Applications
for Governing Board Vacancy

Board Seeking Interested, Motivated Community Members to Apply

CHULA VISTA, CA The Southwestern Community College District (SWC) today announced it is seeking applications from residents within the College District's boundaries to serve as an appointed member of the Governing Board to fill the balance of a four-year term which would be up for election November 2012.

A vacancy occurred due to the resignation of Board Member Nick Aguilar (Seat 3) on June 22, 2011, effective June 30, 2011. Aguilar chose to resign at this time so that a new trustee would be part of the screening and interview process for selecting a permanent Superintendent/President for SWC. In accordance with the law, the appointment must be made prior to Monday, August 22, or 60 days from Aguilar's resignation.

Application Information

Residents interested in being considered for the vacancy can find application materials at www.swccd.edu/govboardapp or by contacting the Superintendent/President's office at (619) 482 6301.

The Board will convene special meetings on Tuesday, August 2 and 9 to interview candidates. Meeting schedules and agendas will be posted on the College District's web site.

Please submit applications to:
Board Member Appointment Process
Office of the Superintendent/President
900 Otay Lakes Road, Room 100C
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Completed applications must be received in the Superintendent/President's Office by Wednesday, July 27 at 4 p.m.

About Southwestern College

Accredited since 1964 and recently reaffirmed, Southwestern College is the only public institution of higher education in southern San Diego County, serving approximately 400,000 residents of communities including Bonita, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, Nestor, Otay Mesa, Palm City, San Ysidro, Sunnyside and Coronado. The College District offers more than 312 associate degree and certificate options. For more information, visit www.swccd.edu.

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