APRIL 2022 Dr. Jones nearing retirement as Fresno Pacific University president   Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Jones, who will be retiring as president of Fresno Pacific University this  summer after nearly five years of faithful service. FPU Board of Trustees Chair Joshua Wilson, J.D., announced the retirement last fall saying, “On behalf of the FPU Board of Trustees I want to thank Joe and Yvette for their faithful service to the…

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…

Apr 13, 2022 — The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science Building at Fresno City College was held  April 21  at the site near Weldon and Blackstone avenues. The new structure will serve as the new “front door” to the campus. Construction on the $87 million project is underway and should be completed mid-2024 with occupancy expected in the fall.  The new Science Building replaces the old one built on the…

Hanford College-going Family Provides Cultural Flair   For our first-ever Central Valley Higher Education Consortium  Summit Cinco De Mayo Reception on May 5,  CVHEC is pleased to present Las Hermanas Medina, a trio of sisters raised in the Central Valley community of Hanford, California: Sophia, Isabela, and Paulina Medina who are higher ed alumnae or currently enrolled in a CVHEC  member institution. Parents Dr. Juan R. Medina and Consuelo instilled the value…

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…

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…

Dr. Carole Goldsmith, who was named the 11th chancellor of the State Center Community College District last month, was confirmed by the SCCCD Board of Trustees Dec. 14 and begins her new position on Jan. 1. She fills the position vacated when Dr. Paul Parnell retired on July 6. Dr. Goldsmith was serving as the president of Fresno City College at the time of her appointment and in that capacity was…