Our Mission

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium is a 27-member strong consortium. The  Central Valley is leading the state as a region taking on difficult and complex initiatives and scaling them up in a region the size of some states.  

Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) speaks in one voice on policy issues that affect our region. A goal of the consortium is to increase the Central Valley’s certificate and degree attainment rates. CVHEC is best described as a regional convener on post-secondary equitable work.

Latest Buzz

Gov @GavinNewsom at the #caeconomicsummit talking about the #californiadream and feeling protected, respected, and connected as a region and as a state

“We are not about redistribution. We are about predistribution.” @GavinNewsom

On the topic of wealth inequities:

Getting at the systemic causes of poverty and creating opportunities for those most disadvantaged is where we need to focus. #caeconomy

There is a historic amount of investment being made into the state right now, all while still balancing the budget. I care deeply about this #Valley because I care deeply about this state. - @GavinNewsom

Great conversation on CA higher ed with @Ann_OLeary @Lande_Ajose and the leaders of @CVHEC_ today at the CA Economic Summit in Fresno.

#HappeningNow. @Lande_Ajose and @Ann_OLeary join the Board of Directors for a conversation around #HigherEd in California. #CVHigherEd

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Upcoming Central Valley Events

Happy Birthday Ben!
Nov 28 all-day
CCA Convening
Dec 12 – Dec 14 all-day


t started a decade ago. It started with a mission – more Americans earning more degrees. That mission launched a movement, growing from a handful of change agents to an Alliance of 19 leading states. Now, this 46-member strong national network represents thousands of impatient reformers across the country focused on student success, tested reforms and measurable results. A completion nation.

Ten years after the birth of Complete College America, the mission remains. And the reforms are working. The needle is moving, but there is more to do. There are populations that are being left behind and equity gaps that persist. It will take a collective effort to close them.

CCA is more firmly focused on the future than ever and on the next ten years of impact. That means doubling down on what works and forging ahead with comprehensive structural change. It means intentionally searching the field for new game-changing ideas and greater innovation and advocating for stronger policy to help drive these efforts. CCA has never worked alone, and it’s clearer than ever before that the completion crisis can only be solved together.

So, join the movement. Join the completion nation.

 2019 CCA Annual Convening

Start: Thursday, December 12 at 1:00 pm MT

End: Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 pm MT

Early Bird Registration: $475.00 *Discounted rate available to the first 75 attendees

General Registration: $550.00

Alliance Team Member Registration: $250.00

Post-Conference: Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm MT

Post-Conference Registration: $150.00

CAP’s 4th Annual Statewide Conference
Feb 27 – Feb 29 all-day

Save the Date!

Acceleration Across California
CAP’s 4th Annual Statewide Conference

February 27-29, 2020
DoubleTree Sacramento

Call for proposals and registration information will be available in Fall 2019

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If you have questions concerning any of these resources, please contact:

Angel Ramirez, Communications Manager