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.

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The CDE is working closely with agency partners and continually writing and updating guidance for schools related to the coronavirus, COVID-19. For the latest updates, information and resources, please visit http://cde.ca.gov/coronavirus.

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Upcoming Central Valley Events

National University Spring Break
Mar 30 – Apr 3 all-day
CCCCO – Covid-19 Webinars
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Chancellor’s Office Webinars

The Chancellor’s Office is hosting a one-hour webinar focused on recent updates, guidance, and supports for dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak this Friday, March 20, 2020 from 9:00 –10:00 am. The complete webinar content is still in development, but we expect to cover topic areas including updates on:


•         Department of Public Health guidelines and guidance

•         Chancellor’s Office operations and services

•         ACCJC guidance

•         attendance accounting

•         technology


Moving forward, the Chancellor’s Office will host weekly webinars every Wednesday from 9:00–10:00 am until further notice. We want to encourage you to join the webinar and share this information with others.  This webinar will be recorded and available following the event.

Please click this link to join the webinar.

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Or Telephone:

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    Webinar ID: 772 739 792

IEPI – Redesigning with Transitions in Mind: A Guided Pathways Workshop
Apr 3 all-day

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Irvine: April 3, 2020

Irvine Marriott

Colleges are redesigning transitions to college to reach and support students, especially those furthest from opportunity. Join us for a statewide workshop exploring how colleges and their partners are reimagining transitions to college—such as early on-boarding, bridge programs and dual enrollment—within the Guided Pathways framework.

Participants will:

  • Discover promising examples of how California community colleges are building partnerships and creating intersegmental connections.
  • Learn how colleges are intentionally designing transitions to strengthen student supports and achieve equity.
  • Explore practices and structures colleges have created to ensure sustainability of this work on their campuses and with partners.

Suggested Team Members Include:

  • Guided Pathway leads, coordinators, and team members
  • Dual enrollment, outreach, and other program directors
  • Counseling and instructional faculty
  • Student services professionals
  • Vice presidents, instructional deans, program directors

This Guided Pathways workshop is produced by the Career Ladders Project with funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

Bakersfield College Spring Break
Apr 6 – Apr 10 all-day
Cerro Coso Spring Break
Apr 6 – Apr 10 all-day
COS Spring Break
Apr 6 – Apr 10 all-day
Fresno State Spring Break
Apr 6 – Apr 10 all-day
SCCCD Spring Break
Apr 6 – Apr 10 all-day
Taft Spring Break
Apr 6 – Apr 10 all-day
WHCCD Spring Break
Apr 6 – Apr 10 all-day

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

Angel Ramirez, Communications Manager