The state’s 116th community college celebrates accreditation, CCC  approval Madera Community College made its official debut July 21 with a ribbon-cutting celebration after the California Community Colleges Board of Governors voted unan­imously the day before to recognize MCC as the 116th campus of the state’s community college system. In June, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges granted accreditation to what until then was known as the Madera and Oakhurst Community College Centers affiliated with Reedley College of the State Center…

  Following last month’s successful ribbon-cutting, California Health Sciences University welcomed students to orientation July 21-23 and posted this video. Dr. John Graneto, D.O., M.Ed., dean of the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, told the inaugural cohort of student doctors: “I am proud to know each of you and thank you for making this a memorable and historic event!” Classes began July 27.

Sharing highlights and successes of our CVHEC member institutions Greetings! I am happy to welcome you to the inaugural issue of the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) digital newsletter. CVHEC represents 27 colleges and universities in the nine-county region of the Central Valley from San Joaquin County in the north to Kern County in the south.  I am delighted that we can use this forum to share highlights and successes of our…

‘Dual Enrollment in the Central Valley: Working Toward a Unified Approach for Equity and Prosperity’ The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium announces two significant developments in our ongoing dual enrollment strategies: The release of a new CVHEC report, “Dual Enrollment in the Central Valley, Working Toward a Unified Approach for Equity and Prosperity;”  and, An award of a $25,000 donation from AT&T in June 2020 to benefit CVHEC’s dual enrollment efforts. These funds…

Central Valley’s new medical school opens July 21 with 75 students CHSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine granted pre-accreditation; virtual ribbon-cutting June 30 With its new pre-accreditation status in order, California Health Sciences University announced its grand opening for the Central Valley’s new medical school, the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), will be July 21 when instruction begins for its inaugural class of 75 medical students. As the university finalizes preparations to open its new state-of-the-art,…

Valley higher education leaders discuss ‘COVID-19’ plans for fall semester (JUNE 26, 2020) – The Central Valley’s 27 college and university presidents and chancellors reported today that most of them will resume the remote education environment they implemented in the spring semester when the coronavirus pandemic swept the world. The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) board of directors met Friday morning via Zoom to share their respective fall 2020 campus…

UC Merced’s new leader is son of Mexican immigrants BY JUAN ESPARZA LOERA, VIDA EN EL VALLE MAY 22, 2020 02:53 PM The son of immigrants from México has been given the job as the fourth chancellor of UC Merced, the youngest and fastest-growing of the UC’s 10 campuses. Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, 53, whose appointment was approved by the University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday (May 20), returns…

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 5.18.20 Published: May 18, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Jennifer Norris, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary for biodiversity and habitat at the California Natural Resources Agency. Norris has served as fish and wildlife administrator for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service since 2013, where she was deputy field supervisor from 2011 to 2013, assistant field supervisor from 2010 to 2011,…

Media Advisory March 27, 2020 — WHAT: CVHEC Zoom Conference: Delivering Online/Remote Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic As Central Valley colleges undertake the monumental effort to convert all class sessions to online platforms — in some instances, doing in 10 days what would normally take months — the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) will host a special Zoom webinar featuring course program specialists from The Charles A. Dana Center at…

Central California college students v. COVID-19 Central Valley college presidents unite for joint strategies through higher ed consortium   (March 24, 2020) – As the COVID-19 crisis disrupts daily life throughout the world including college campus life, Central California higher education leaders are virtually connecting via the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) to help stabilize their students’ pursuit for higher education especially as they shift to online classroom environments. In…