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President's Message

Governing Board President Tim Nader
Tim Nader
Governing Board President

October 2011

Friends of Southwestern College,

October was a busy and important month for the Board.  After a nationwide search, the Board announced at its October 12 Board meeting that it offered a contract to Dr. Melinda Nish as the next Superintendent/President of the Southwestern Community College District effective January 2, 2012.  

Dr. Nish is currently Vice President of Academic Affairs at Orange Coast College. We look forward to her taking the College to the next level of educational excellence, as she builds upon all that Interim Superintendent/President Denise Whittaker has done to prepare us for our next administration. 

The Board is grateful to Denise Whittaker for all that she accomplished during her time at the College, in particular leading the College to full reaffirmation of its accreditation in June 2011.  The Board is confident that Dr. Nish, with her knowledge, experience and long-term commitment, will continue to move the College forward and provide educational excellence for its students.

Sincerely,

Tim Nader
Governing Board President