Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Governing Board

The Southwestern Community College District Governing Board plays an important role in the growth and development of Southwestern College, currently the only institution of higher education within the District. 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.

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

The Southwestern Community College District Governing Board Members

Humberto PerazaHumberto Peraza -- Seat 3
Term: December 2012 - November 2016
Board President

Terri ValladolidTerri Valladolid -- Seat 2
Term: December 2010 - November 2014
Board Vice President

Norma L. HernandezNorma L. Hernandez -- Seat 4
Term: December 2010 - November 2014



Tim NaderTim Nader -- Seat 5
Term: December 2010 - November 2014



William R. StewartWilliam R. Stewart -- Seat 1
Term: December 2012 - November 2016


Juan Luis Espinosa Juan Luis Espinoza -- Student Trustee
Term: June 2012–May 2013