(May 5, 2022) — The University of California San Francisco – Fresno Campus became the 30th institution of higher education to join the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium today. UCSF’s application for membership was formally accepted by the CVHEC Board of Directors at its quarterly meeting this afternoon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Fresno, the first in-person meeting of the board since the pandemic shutdown two years ago. Michael W. Peterson,…

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…

Top: Stephen Kodur, Nataly Frias and Veronica Mendez Garcia. Bottom: Alicia Bias, Brianna Zatarain and Isaac Bates. CVHEC’s ‘Video Stars’ to Make Appearance at Summit May 6 A special feature of the 2022 CHEVC Summit will be participation by five students who were featured in two Central Valley Higher Education Consortium videos in the past year. The Student Experiences Panel will feature four students and one alumnus including Stephen Kodur, a…

(APRIL 27, 2022) — In 2000, then-Fresno State President John D. Welty lamented that the Central Valley lagged behind the rest of the state in the number of students who attain baccalaureate and graduate degrees. So he, along with other area leaders in higher education, set out to make history. They created the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC), a non-profit organization that summoned the chief executives of all 23 institutions…

Dr. John D. Welty, president emeritus of California State University, Fresno whose 22-year presidential tenure (1991-2013) is the longest in the University’s 111-year history, founded the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium in 1999 along with the late UC Merced Chancellor Carol Tomlinson-Keasey and area community college officials. CVHEC, which was formally incorporated Nov. 25, 2002, is delighted that President Welty has agreed to return for our Higher Education Policy and Legislative…

More than 135 secondary and postsecondary educators assembled for the “Establishing Dual Enrollment Pathways in the Central Valley” Convening March 17 in downtown Fresno to address challenges and barriers to dual enrollment success and to hear four valley students share their success stories - including two who completed associate degrees before their high school graduation. Presented by the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium and its Central Valley Dual Enrollment for Equity…

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium released its latest education video this week, “Blurring the Lines Between High School and College: Dual Enrollment in the Central Valley.” The five-minute video, which premiered publicly at CVHEC’s Dual Enrollment Convening March 17, depicts three student success stories as well as three area educators advocating for dual enrollment. It highlights the need for intersegmental collaboration in providing dual enrollment opportunities for all students as…

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…

MEDIA ADVISORY March 9, 2022 The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium will resume in-person convenings with two major events this spring bringing together representatives of its 29 higher education member institutions in the Valley’s nine-county region for discussions surrounding equity, dual enrollment, transfer pathways and broadband disparity and access. The non-profit CVHEC Board of Directors, made up of the presidents and chancellors of its member institutions, provides a unified voice to…

(UPDATE – the CVDEEP Convening has been rescheduled to March 17. Details will be available in the upcoming February issue of the CVHEC e-newsletter). CVHEC’s Central Valley Dual Enrollment for Equity and Prosperity (CVDEEP) is now planning to re-convene in person Friday, March 17 at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Fresno for the first time since the pandemic shutdown two years ago. Open to secondary and postsecondary educators and community leaders…