UC Merced’s new leader is son of Mexican immigrants BY JUAN ESPARZA LOERA MAY 22, 2020 02:53 PM Juan Sánchez Muñoz COURTESY UC MERCED  The son of immigrants from México has been given the job as the fourth chancellor of UC Merced, the youngest and fastest-growing of the UC’s 10 campuses. Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, 53, whose appointment was approved by the University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday (May 20),…

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 5.18.20 Published: May 18, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Jennifer Norris, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary for biodiversity and habitat at the California Natural Resources Agency. Norris has served as fish and wildlife administrator for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service since 2013, where she was deputy field supervisor from 2011 to 2013, assistant field supervisor from 2010 to 2011,…

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…

2020 Project: UC Merced celebrates opening of two new campus research buildings BY SHAWN JANSEN AUGUST 15, 2019 12:16 PM, UPDATED AUGUST 15, 2019 07:56 PM   UC Merced celebrated the completion of the second phase of the university’s $1.33 billion 2020 project on Wednesday night. The second phase included two laboratories, a loading dock and a recreation field. The project also included a research modular server near the Central Plant…