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…

(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…

Greetings and welcome to our April CVHEC e-newsletter, This is a special issue in that we highlight your first live Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Higher Education Policy and Legislative Summit (May 5-6) in two years and inviting you to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the CVHEC. This year’s summit with the theme, “The Post Pandemic World: Recovering with Equity and Inclusion in the Central Valley,” will focus…

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…

Feb 15, 2022 — The long-awaited First Responders Center is becoming a reality.  After years of planning, the site has been purchased and construction is beginning. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new First Responders Center was held  February 17  at 3300 W. North Avenue (northwest corner of North and Willow avenues). The  event is avaibable on Facebook and YouTube. The center will bring together all first responder programs, academies for police,…

Presidential searches are underway at two CVHEC-member institutions: Fresno City College and Fresno Pacific University with public forums and interviews held this week. At FCC, virtual public forums were held April 19 with four finalists in the search to fill the position vacated by the appointment of Dr. Carole Goldsmith to chancellor of SCCCD last year. They are Dr. Cory Clasemann, Vice President for Student Success at Ivy Tech Community College…

Fresno State is one of just 10 institutions nationwide to earn the Excelencia in Education 2021 Seal of Excelencia certification this academic year, ensuring an unwavering commitment to intentionally serve Latino students, while serving all. “This designation validates our ongoing commitment to closing education equity gaps for our talented students, through intentional efforts and proven services,” said Fresno State President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval. Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority on efforts accelerating Latino…

The groundbreaking for Clovis Community College’s new state-of-the-art Applied Technology Building will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, at the campus in Fresno (10309 North Willow Ave.). Funded by Measure C with matching funds from the state bond program (CA Prop 51), the project is scheduled for completion in fall 2023. Seals Construction has been awarded the contract to build the facility and Darden Architects designed the building.…