The Campaign for College Opportunity has honored seven Central Valley Higher Education Consortium member institutions with its 2022 Excellence in Placement Awards in several categories. “These colleges have championed student success by implementing equitable course placement practices that give community college students the opportunity to take college-level courses with the support,” the CCO announced recently. The Campaign for College Opportunity is focused on a single mission: working to ensure all Californians…

CVHEC-member Bakersfield College is among more than 140 national and local universities selected by Amazon for a new program that offers its 750,000 hourly employees in the U.S. fully-funded college tuition. Amazon’s announcement March 3 is part of the company’s ongoing enhancements to Career Choice – an upskilling program designed to help frontline employees grow their skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. Bakersfield College is one of the nation’s…

CVHEC media contact: Tom Uribes • tom@uribes.com • 559.348.3278 Convening’s Student Panel: Successes of Dual Enrollment (March 14, 2022) — The “Establishing Dual Enrollment Pathways in the Central Valley” Convening Thursday, March 17, will bring more than 120 secondary and postsecondary educators together in person for the first time since the pandemic shutdown to address challenges and barriers to dual enrollment success and to hear four valley students share their success stories. Presented by…

Four CVHEC Members Highlighted in Career Ladders Project Look at Guided Pathways Redesign Challenges The Career Ladders Project recently highlighted four CVHEC member organizations in stories illustrating how 15 California community colleges are redesigning their Guided Pathways programs and structures prompting college leaders across the state to share the stories to help clarify opportunities, spur conversation and motivate Guided Pathways redesign teams. Founded by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors…

The opening panel discussion at the CVHEC/UC Merced Transfer Project convening Nov. 4 in Merced included Shirley Asher, Jennifer Johnson, Karissa Morehouse, Sonya Christian, Gregg Camfield and Chenoa Woods.   The beat – serving student success – goes on! An inside look at the CVHEC/UC Merced Transfer Pathways Initiative and Mapper By Tom Burke CVHEC Transfer Project Coordinator (Photo Gallery below) In June, when I stepped down as chancellor of the…

Campaign for College Opportunity honors  8 CVHEC members with ‘Champions’ Awards Eight CVHEC member institutions were honored as 2021 Champions of Higher Education and Equity Champions for Excellence in Transfer by the Campaign for College Opportunity. Honored at CCO’s annual Champions of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer virtual awards ceremony Nov. 16 were Bakersfield College; Clovis Community College; California State University, Bakersfield; College of the Sequoias; Fresno City College; Fresno…

Historic UC Merced transfer initiative with Bakersfield, Merced Colleges launches Nov. 4 A hybrid convening at the University of California, Merced Nov. 4, “Charting Better Maps to Degrees,” will launch the historic UC Merced Transfer Pathways initiative between three Central Valley Higher Education Consortium member campuses and demonstrate how the new Program Pathways Mapper can revolutionize positive outcomes across enrollment, completions and equity for students. UC Merced Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz will be…

Rollout of Program Mapper software app for transfers set for Nov. 4 A pilot program developed between the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium and three member institutions — UC Merced, Merced College and Bakersfield College — is showing promise for outstanding results that can enhance a community college student’s transfer experience including a new web-based software application, Program Mapper. This new initiative, the CVHEC/UC Merced Transfer Project, was presented to the…

Congratulations to three interim presidents appointed recently and joining the CVHEC Board of Directors: • Bakersfield College – Dr. Zav Dadabhoy was named to replace Dr. Sonya Christian who is now the chancellor of the Kern Community College District. • Columbia College – Dr. G.H. Javaheripour, effective  July 1, to replace Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay, who is now president of Modesto Jr. College. • West Hills College Lemoore – Dr. James Preston, effective July 1, following current President Kristin Clark's selection as…

Sonya Christian and Lynnette Zelezny January 20, 2019 Bakersfield is home to two major institutions of higher education — Bakersfield College and Cal State Bakersfield. Each has a rich history and tradition of serving students and meeting the needs of the Bakersfield community. Since opening its doors to 13 students in 1913, BC has grown to serve more than 33,000 students annually. And since its founding in 1965, CSUB has grown…