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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – July 24, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Hopefully this email finds you well.  I had hoped to start writing these updates again the first of August but recent feedback indicated it would be better to start sooner.  We had nearly 150 people participate in our …

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Unity in Humanity – The Executive Team Commitment

Unity In Humanity Dear Campus Community, Our hearts go out to the grieving family, friends, and loved ones of Mr. George Floyd.  His tragic death, indeed murder, was despicable and heinous.  It never should have occurred.  The perpetrator should face the full extent …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – May 23, 2020

Greetings, Colleagues. Thank you for your continued efforts to help our students and each other.  I’m simply grateful to each of you for all you do.  Here is an update since our College Forum on May 15: The Board of …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – May 11, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your continued efforts to help our students.  Hopefully all of the mothers enjoyed a special day yesterday.  We are grateful for the strong women who make a difference throughout our college and in our communities. …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – May 1, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff, It seems like a month has passed since our College Forum last Friday and it might take you another week to read this entire message. 🙂 I continue to be most grateful for the care demonstrated …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – April 14, 2020

Dear College Community, The COVID-19 pandemic may have prevented us from meeting in-person for this April’s in-service but I enjoyed “being” together anyway.  I am continually impressed by our ability to come together while we must remain apart physically. As …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – April 4, 2020

Greetings, College Family. 🙂 Thank you! Thank you for your hard work, creative adaptations, and compassionate care for each other and our students.  We continue to deliver high-quality teaching and support services in a chaotic environment fraught with uncertainty.  The …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 30, 2020

Greetings, Colleagues. Thank you for an amazing all-college forum on Friday!  I am so blessed to work among generous faculty and staff who are doing exceptional work to help our students and each other through this difficult time. Here are …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 26, 2020

Dear College Family, The Board Meeting went very well this evening with approval for an additional $500,000, if needed, to overcome the COVID-19 emergency.  The Board also approved the additional two weeks of paid leave and associated policies that HR …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 25, 2020

Greetings, Colleagues. These are long days for everyone.  Thank you for reading my long-winded messages and, more importantly, thank you for your efforts to make a difference during this ordeal.  One of my simple gratitudes today: a nap.  It really …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 24, 2020

Greetings College Family, This email, like the first announcement over a week ago, is going to the broadest college audience possible and will be forwarded to all students.  To review previous communications, please visit our COVID-19 response website.  Please note this …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 23, 2020

Greetings, Friends. Today felt like the first day of school. J Many of you reported that, for the most part, things went well.  Yes, there were some issues and setbacks, but by and large we are grateful you helped make …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 20, 2020

Hi Chargers, Thank you so much for participating in our zoom conference today.  It was good “to see” everyone.  As you heard, many, many people are doing their best to help each other.  We don’t have all of the answers …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 19, 2020

Good evening. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We must accept finite disappointment but we must never lose infinite hope.”  Thank you for all you are doing to help our students maintain hope in their education.  We will find a …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 18, 2020

Dear Campus Community, Many, many faculty and staff are striving to serve students in a new reality that continues to shift.  The Emergency Response Team continues to work hard to serve you.  I am grateful for each of your efforts, …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 17, 2020

Dear faculty and staff, Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. Faculty and staff may return to campus beginning March 17 starting at 8:00 a.m. unless you are under a travel restriction quarantine or not feeling well.  Please …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 15, 2020

Good Evening, College Friends. I care about each of you because you are an important part of what we do to help students achieve their dreams.  More importantly, however, you mean more to those closest to you and I want …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 14, 2020

Good afternoon, campus community: Classes are canceled next week (with the exception of essential emergency services training) and the college will be open Monday morning at 11:00 am for current students who need campus services.  Faculty and Staff should report to …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 13, 2020

Dear College Community, We continue to monitor the COVID-19 crisis and are following through on our commitment to regular communication.  Please note all Southwest Tech classes will be canceled starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20.  This includes in-person, online, …

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Email from Jason Wood: COVID-19 Update – 2020-03-12

Dear Colleagues, Southwest Tech continues to implement measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.  The following decisions will help ensure the health and wellness of our people: The college has created a COVID-19 website which will be updated regularly and …

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