CVHEC’s 18th year symbolizes continued strength speaking in a single voice for Central Valley students The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) turns “college age” this month with its 18th anniversary today, August 5. And despite enduring perhaps its most uncertain year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the consortium of 28 colleges and universities from Kern to San Joaquin County has persevered, providing a support mechanism for the valley’s institution presidents and chancellors. The occasion symbolizes the consortium’s…

CVHEC offers remote learning opportunities for faculty with FOCI, STATS 2020 If anything can be said about higher education in the historic Spring 2020, it is that colleges and universities stood up to the challenge posed by the COVID pandemic including Central Valley institutions responding with urgency, care and foresight. Not only were they able to pivot to a virtual platform for instruction within a matter of days to complete the semester, but they geared…

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…