FEBRUARY 2022 • No. 15
Dual Enrollment Convening set March 17 in Fresno

The Central Valley Dual Enrollment for Equity and Prosperity (CVDEEP) Convening Thursday, March 17, will bring more than 150 secondary and postsecondary educators together in person for the first time since the pandemic shutdown to address challenges and barriers to dual enrollment success.
Presented by the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, the convening will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Fresno.

Registration to participate is now open at:      
READ MORE about the 2022 CVDEEP Convening
Turning the Corner

Greetings colleagues,
I am happy to present our February CVHEC e-Newsletter amidst recent encouraging news showing our country may be turning the corner on this historic pandemic that has transformed the way we deliver instruction and services to our students in the region.
With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that this spring CVHEC will return to live convenings with two major events for the Valley’s education community, pandemic conditions permitting.
The first event March 17 will bring the Central Valley Dual Enrollment for Equity and Prosperity (CVDEEP) Task Force together with regional and statewide partners.  See details in this issue.

For our second event, CVHEC leaders are excited about the return of our annual Legislative and Policy Summit in the late spring – details to follow in next month’s issue.  The Summit has been on “pandemic hiatus” since 2019 and many are anxious to come together in person to follow up on much progress that our Valley higher education community has been pursuing.

READ the full Director's Message
YCCD Names Dr. Tran
President of Columbia College

Congratulations to Dr. Lena H. Tran, a San Jose City College vice president, on her appointment as the next president of Columbia College effective March 7 when she also becomes a member of the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium board of directors.

The Yosemite Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Tran’s appointment at its Feb. 9 meeting. She succeeds Dr. G.H. Javaheripour, who has served as interim president since January 2021 when Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Columbia’s former president, was named to the same role at Modesto Junior College in June.
READ MORE about President-elect Tran

CV-HEC Blog: Dual Enrollment -- an Equity Change-Maker

Virginia Madrid-Salazar, Esq., former CVHEC strategies lead turned private law practice dependency attorney, shares some observations on dual enrollment from this unique perspective.

As the strategies lead for the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, it was an honor to work alongside area educators to affect transformational changes that have occurred in the region’s higher education sphere during that period.
This blog entry gives me a welcome opportunity to share my perspective, first, reflecting on the dual enrollment work that CVHEC champions; experiencing dual enrollment in my own son’s educational career; and lastly, expressing my hope for where the Central Valley will go with dual enrollment. As a dependency attorney, I welcome the push of dual enrollment for foster youth. 
READ the full CV-HEC BLOG on Dual Enrollment
CVHEC 2022 Mini-Grant Applications Now Open 
Applications for the next Central Valley Higher Education Consortium 2022 Mini-Grant cycle are now being accepted and will continue until funds are allocated.
Once funds are allocated, grantees have until November 30, 2022 to finalize expenditures. The CVHEC Mini-Grants project, currently funded by the College Futures Foundation, provides awards from

$5,000 to $7,500 each which faculty from member institutions have creatively used for individual projects that help achieve the consortium’s strategy of increasing degree attainment rates.
SEE: Mini-Grant Applications and Link
CVHEC Member News

A valley first: CHSU Simulation Center granted provisional accreditation
$5 Million donated to the College of the Sequoias Foundation

• Four CVHEC members highlighted in Career Ladders Project look at Guided Pathways redesign challenges

(CVHEC members are encouraged to submit stories: 
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