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…

Greetings and welcome to our April CVHEC e-newsletter, This is a special issue in that we highlight your first live Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Higher Education Policy and Legislative Summit (May 5-6) in two years and inviting you to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the CVHEC. This year’s summit with the theme, “The Post Pandemic World: Recovering with Equity and Inclusion in the Central Valley,” will focus…

Greetings colleagues, What an extraordinary kick off to spring 2022 we have seen in the past week. For the first time in two years, the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium and its partners came together in what one participant described as “a unique space where K-12 educators teamed with up higher education officials” during our Dual Enrollment Convening March 17 in downtown Fresno. This convening accomplished many objectives, but one is…

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…

‘Post Pandemic World: Recovering with Equity and Inclusion in the Central Valley’ (MARCH 8, 2022) — After a two-year pandemic-forced hiatus, the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) will present its annual Higher Education Policy and Legislative Summit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Fresno with the theme, “Post Pandemic World: Recovering with Equity and Inclusion in the Central Valley.” The deadline…

Greetings colleagues, The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium is delighted to announce the return of our annual Higher Education Policy and Legislative Summit on Friday, May 6, with the theme, “Post Pandemic World: Recovering with Equity and Inclusion in the Central Valley.” Registration for the summit, which will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Fresno, is now available until April 29 at https://cvhec.org/cvhec2022summit/. We also…

The “Establishing Dual Enrollment Pathways in the Central Valley” convening Thursday, March 17, will bring more than 150 secondary and postsecondary educators together in person for the first time since the pandemic shutdown to address challenges and barriers to dual enrollment success. Presented by the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, the convening will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel in downtown Fresno. Registration to participate…

Virginia Madrid-Salazar, Esq., was CVHEC’s strategies lead from 2015 through July 2021. In August, the San Joaquin College of Law alumna’s service to her community shifted to private law practice as a dependency attorney serving parents and minors involved in Dependency Court of the Fresno County Superior Court. She is also a board member of the Fresno County Office of Education Foundation. Not only did she utilize her skills while at…

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…

A valley first: CHSU Simulation Center granted provisional accreditation California Health Sciences University (CHSU) announced its state-of-the-art Simulation Center is the first in the Central Valley to receive provisional accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the largest healthcare simulation accrediting body in the world with over 100 accredited programs in 10 countries. At CHSU’s Simulation Center, located at their College of Osteopathic Medicine, students learn with high-fidelity manikins, patient…