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…

Stan State, Merced College celebrate improved transfer program  Feb 28, 2020  Share               Stanislaus State and Merced College signed a historical agreement on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Merced College amphitheater. The agreement — which will ease the transfer process for Merced College students who plan to attend California State University, Stanislaus — symbolizes a renewed support of educational success between the two institutions. The…

Central Valley Community College Leaders Form Caucus to Advocate for Full Funding FEBRUARY 26, 2020 When the California Economic Summit was held in Fresno late in 2019, it helped shine the light on the need for more investment in services in inland California. State legislators can expect to hear more from some Central Valley community college leaders due to shortfalls after a new statewide funding formula was put in place. Concerned about the…

West Hills College chancellor named new chair of Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Monday, November 18, 2019 – 11:22am FROM WEST HILLS COLLEGE The top administrator at West Hills Community College District was recently named to a key Central Valley higher education board. Dr. Stuart Van Horn, Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District, is the new chair of the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Board. The Central Valley Higher…

Giving children of farmworkers an education like that offered to children of doctors BY BENJAMIN DURAN SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 06:00 AM, UPDATED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 06:00 AM I grew up in a family of migrant farmworkers, working in the Central Valley fields with my parents and seven brothers and sisters. But since elementary school, I only ever wanted to be a teacher. My own teachers helped make this dream a reality.…

Getting There: Are California Community Colleges Maximizing Student Completion of Transfer-Level Math and English? September 2019 A new law, Assembly Bill 705 (Irwin), is driving dramatic changes in how California Community Colleges place students into English and math courses. Beginning in fall 2019, AB 705 requires the colleges to use students’ high school grades as the primary means of placement; restricts colleges from denying students access to transferable, college-level courses; and…

JUNE 04, 2019 BY STUART VAN HORN, ED.D. Preparing the Way for a Central Valley Renaissance Recently, Governor Newsom announced his new “Regions Rise Together” initiative. Launched in partnership with California Forward and the California Economic Summit, this initiative is in recognition of the fact that the substantial economic and job growth that the state has experienced since 2010 has been concentrated in the state’s coastal areas and has largely passed…

July 5, 2017 California needs 1.1 million more workers with bachelor’s degrees by 2030 to keep up with economic demand, PPIC research has found. Three regions will play an especially critical role in addressing this challenge: Los Angeles County, the Inland Empire, and the San Joaquin Valley. Improving college enrollment and graduation rates in these regions could help close more than half of this projected statewide skills gap, according to a…

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…