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 on the good work the members of the consortium have been doing on their campus in spite of the limitations imposed on us all by the pandemic.
As the theme indicates, the conditions brought on by the shutdown of campuses due to the COVID19 virus highlighted some inequalities on our campuses that demanded attention. In the post pandemic world, our college and university campuses will be much more attentive and responsive to creating environments that take into account, equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice. If you will be joining us, we know you will find value in the panels on the program.
We also invite you to join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of CVHEC in 2022. A special bonus for the day is the attendance of Dr. John Welty, President-Emeritus of California State University, Fresno and the founder of the Consortium. He will be joined by a couple of other founding members to discuss the origins and the issues that led to the establishment of CVHEC.
We hope you enjoy this issue of our newsletter and we look forward to seeing those of you who are able to join us May 5-6 at the summit (do come in for our Cinco de Mayo Reception at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday).