This issue’s feature for our renovated Central Valley Higher Education Consortium web site is the CVHEC News and PIO/Communicators Committee Page.
This web page has a twofold purpose:
1) to showcase the many communications experts working behind the scenes at CVHEC’s 30 member campuses as the professionals who help craft messages and tell stories that inform students and the community about the opportunities available and ongoing campus life;
2) to provide a resource to news media professionals and others seeking media relations services and information and communications services in general at any of our member campuses in the nine-county Central Valley region.
The PIO/Communicators Committee is chaired by Tom Uribes, CVHEC Communications/Media coordinator, whose 30-year career at Fresno State included two decades as the university’s public information officer until his retirement as a California State University public affairs specialist in 2017. He was honored as a Media, Communications and Journalism Fellow at the Fresno State Department of Media, Communications and Journalism Hall of Fame Reception in 2017 and the University’s Bold Visionary Award at the Chicano/Latino Commencement Celebration in 2019. Uribes joined CVHEC in 2020 and in addition to the PIO/Communicators Committee he coordinates media strategies and projects and serves as the CVHEC e-newsletter editor.