Our goal in Southwest Studies is simple and ambitious: to offer the finest critical regional studies curriculum, focused on the Greater Southwest, in the country. We serve a full spectrum of community members, from the college and its students, to staff and faculty, and support ground-breaking research conducted by CC faculty and students on our wider region. We partner with community organizations, nonprofits, and our own region’s organic intellectuals to offer the best outreach program possible and to learn from peoples and their local knowledge. We aim to become one of the intellectual and critical nodes for difficult and meaningful discussions that are of importance to the Southwest and its inhabitants. We listen to stakeholders, community groups, and the region’s pulse to encourage our students to be responsible stewards of the Greater Southwest.