Our Mission

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium is a 27-member strong consortium. Jointly, the consortium serves over 250,000 students in the California Central Valley, a nine-county region.

Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) speaks in one voice on policy issues that affect degree attainment. A goal of the consortium is to increase the Central Valley’s certificate and degree attainment.

Latest Buzz

When the #highereducation community works together, we provide transformative opportunities and social mobility to students from the Central Valley & throughout California. We are proud to stand alongside @CSUBakersfield, @Fresno_State and @stan_state in the new @MaddyInstitute.


What a great article @USNewsEducation! Imagine what would happen in #California if we required graduating seniors to fill out a FAFSA/CADAA?!

To learn more about FAFSA/CADAA go to our website:

#IamCalGrant #CSAC #CaliforniaForAll https://t.co/JXJO2ICTrO

Strong argument in this op ed for mandatory #fafsa filing for high school graduation. And cites work from @@collegeaccess own @BillDeBaun! https://t.co/SlE580xbBg

Sign up for this webinar coming up on steps students must navigate in the financial aid application process. Plus, it'll feature @EdTrustWest very own @ItsTylerWu who'll be talking about our work in this space. https://t.co/t1sV9bPAfr

GOOD NEWS! With 40+ different majors to choose from, the Associate Degree for Transfer is proving the be the path for #CA #comm_college students to graduate sooner and save time and money! Learn more about each step of the path at https://t.co/5sr0kjP2x9. #communitycollege https://t.co/DYqDDlIdCs

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Upcoming Central Valley Events

FCC- Guided Pathways Learning Journey
Aug 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Monday, August 26, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM PDT

Link will be shared a few days prior to event
Join us to hear Fresno City College’s takeaways from visits to four other colleges undertaking redesign!

Fresno City College’s Guided Pathways team gained valuable insights in visits to three California colleges and three campuses of CUNY as part of the inquiry stage of their own Guided Pathways redesign.

Come hear how Fresno is applying those insights, and learn about promising practices that you may want to bring to your college!

Fresno City College visited:

LA Trade Tech

Skyline college

Bakersfield College

City University of New York (Bronx Community College, LaGuardia Community College, and Guttman Community College)

What is a Learning Cluster?

A Learning Cluster is a network of colleges brought together around a specific Guided Pathways topic area to explore interests, share unique experiences, and benefit from emergent learnings around a topic area.

Who should join?

Central Valley Counseling, Intructional, and Student Support Faculty and Staff teams working on or interested in Guided Pathways redesign.

Hope you can join us!

REGISTER HERE – https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egexlei5f20d5f65&oseq=&c=&ch=

CVHEC Board of Directors Meeting
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Children’s Movement State of Our Children Breakfast
Aug 29 @ 7:30 am – 9:15 am

The Children’s Movement (TCM) State of Our Children Breakfast brings together more than 600 community stakeholders to celebrate the impacts of our collective work, and to embrace the challenges that remain. Since 2011 this annual event has drawn representatives from education, health, housing, justice, non-profit, civic, business, and philanthropy.

Keynote speaker: David Lawrence, Children’s Advocate, Author, and Founder of The Children’s Movement of Florida

2019 Dream Counselor’s Conference
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Dear Dream Advocates:

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2019 Dream Counselor’s Conference to get an update and be better equip to serve Dream students. 

2019 Dream Counselor’s Conference 
Tuesday,September 3rd, 2019
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Fresno State Satellite Student Union

Community Organizations Resource Fair
Cal State Apply Updates and Application Process
Cal Dream Act Application Process
Immigration Update
Please register using the following link by Friday, August 16th, 2019:


A parking code number will be sent to you after registration.

Feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 

Angie Iribe, MS 
Outreach Counselor
Outreach and Special Programs
P: 559.278.2923 • O: 559.278.5374

5th Annual Counselor Conference
Sep 13 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

For more information go to: http://crconsortium.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/SBDC_2019_Flyer_CounselorConference_PROOF2.pdf

Sponsored by the Central Valley Mother Lode ConsortiumPre-Conference Industry Tour!
Thursday, September 12
open to first 50 to register!

Conference Day
Friday, September 13
Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center
2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Stockton, CA

Hosts include the California Community College
Deputy Sector Navigators representing:
• Advanced Manufacturing
• Agriculture & Water Technology
• Business & Entrepreneurship
• Energy, Construction & Utilities
• Global Trade
• Health
• ICT/Digital Media
• Retail, Hospitality & Tourism

You won’t want to miss these keynote speakers!
Consuelo Castillo Kickbush
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
Founder & President of Educational
Achievement Services, Inc.

Dr. J. Scott Vernon
Professor of Agriculture and
Communication, Cal Poly,
San Luis Obispo

Register Here – https://activeevent.net/Event/Login.aspx?ec=CRC9

CCCCO- Guided Pathways Workshop
Sep 27 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Reimagining counseling and student services: A Guided Pathways workshop
For teams of faculty, staff, and administrators working at all levels across California to improve student outcomes, this year’s first Guided Pathways workshop (on Sept. 27) offers promising, innovative approaches that are improving student experiences and outcomes.

Register now!

Practitioners will engage participants in learning about creating new systems, embedding counseling in pathways, and redesigning supports so they’re grounded in equity. Each participating college team will have a chance to apply what they learn in facilitated planning discussions and to continue building momentum and innovative reforms on their campus.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: College teams could include counseling faculty; student support staff; vice presidents of student services; Guided Pathways team members; deans of counseling, equity, and student services; and leaders of EOP&S, categorical programs, and culturally based learning communities.
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27
WHERE: Fresno (DoubleTree Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, 93721)
This workshop is produced by Career Ladders Project with funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Leaders of the Chief Student Services Officers have also provided input and helped shape the event.

Presenters will discuss practices that are achieving promising results at colleges including West Hills College Lemoore, Modesto Junior College, and Pasadena City College.

Additional statewide workshops on other topics in Guided Pathways redesign will be offered in Sacramento in February and Irvine in April.

There’s limited space! Click here to register your team! 

2019 Strengthening Student Success Conference
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm

2019 Strengthening Student Success Conference

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 9:30 AM – Friday, October 11, 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California 94010
United States
(650) 347-1234
Event Details

Phone: 310-937-9473
Email Us

The Strengthening Student Success Conference provides a unique opportunity for a wide cross-section of California community college professionals—including faculty, deans, program directors, student services staff, professional development and SLO leadership, researchers and planners—to engage each other about strategies for building institutional effectiveness, supporting student learning, and increasing equitable outcomes.

The conference has been designed to promote interactive learning, build connections with your peers, and provide opportunities to hear perspectives from other disciplines. In addition to interactive sessions, informative briefings and inspirational plenary presentations, participants have the opportunity to dig into pressing community college issues, join half-day intensive workshops, and spend time networking.

Please register for the conference using the presenter registration link that was sent to you in your notification letter on May 3rd. An administration fee will be charged for all registrations that need to be transferred from the participant rate to the presenter rate.

If you would like to register multiple people, start with the first attendee and you will have the opportunity to add additional attendees during checkout. If you register as an individual and then wished to be transferred to a group registration, you will be charged a $25 administration fee.

RP Group Member registration rates are available to participants attending from California Community College institutions (college or district office) that are current RP Group members. To confirm the membership status of your institution, check the current list of 2018-19 RP Group Institutional Members at this link: https://rpgroup.org/Membership/LearnMore#477857-directory

If your institution was not a member in 2018-19, please note that 2019-20 dues information will be on our website shortly: https://rpgroup.org/Membership/LearnMore#477855-joinrenew. If your institution is planning to sign up for 2019-20 membership, you may register at the member rate.

2019-20 dues payments must be received by 8/31/19 to qualify for the conference member registration rate.

If you will be attending the main conference (Wednesday 10/9, 9:30 am – Thursday 10/10, 5:00 pm) and want to also add a post-conference workshop (Friday 10/11, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm) to your registration (for an extra fee), you will have the opportunity to do so later in the registration process. Find more information about each of the post-conference workshop options here: https://rpgroup.org/Events/Strengthening-Student-Success/Workshops/2019-SSSC-Post-Conference-Workshops 

“Unlikely” Screening
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The screening of “Unlikely” will be on Thursday, October 17, at Fresno City College’s Old Administration Building (OAB) auditorium, with a guest arrival time of 5:30pm and screening start time of 6:00pm.

Just Equations Second Annual Convening
Oct 22 all-day
Lumina Learning Lab
Oct 27 – Oct 29 all-day

Central Valley Higher Education Consortium provides the above resources for public use.
If you have questions concerning any of these resources, please contact:

Angel Ramirez, Communications Manager