With the fall semester in full swing on college campuses across the nation, we take a look at the past 18 months since the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the world —  as we crawl back to some sense of normalcy — through the “blog eyes” of our CVHEC southern regional coordinator, Stan A. Carrizosa Sr., retired College of the Sequoias superintendent/president. Stan reflects on the ups and downs, lessons learned and…

Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Ph.D., became Fresno State’s ninth president May 19 when the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees announced his selection to succeed Joseph I. Castro who was named Chancellor last fall. “It is an honor to be chosen to lead this premier university, which opens doors of opportunities for our talented students and improves the quality of life for everyone in the Valley,” said Jiménez-Sandoval. “I look forward to…

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Legislative and Policy Summit 2021 will be held Dec. 2 and 3, 2021, with the theme “Recovering with Equity and Inclusion in the Central Valley in a Post Pandemic World” at the Double Tree by Hilton (2233 Ventura St.) in Fresno. Dr. Benjamin Duran, executive director of CVHEC, announced this week the return of the regional event – which was on pandemic hiatus in 2020…