Stan A. Carrizosa Sr.

Southern Regional Coordinator

Stan Carrizosa Sr., former superintendent/president of the College of the Sequoias, is CVHEC’s southern regional coordinator who works with six CVHEC member institutions in Tulare, Kings and Kern counties.

Stan is a first-generation college student in his family and a native of the Central Valley who charted a path to success through our California Community College system after earning his undergraduate degree at California State University, Northridge and his MA (Education Administration) at Fresno Pacific University (CVHEC Member Institution).

Following a successful 28-year career in K-12 education including superintendent of both small and large districts, the capstone of Stan’s career in public education came when he was selected to serve as COS superintendent/president.  Over his seven-year tenure, he provided leadership during a period when the college’s accreditation was compromised and significant sanctions and fiscal insolvency needed to be addressed. COS has since opened two new educational centers; established a Fresno State satellite on-site at COS; grown to record enrollment levels; and achieved its strongest financial position in district history.

Other higher education experience includes membership with the California CC Statewide Accreditation Task Force (State Chancellor appointee); the California Community College Athletics Association Board of Directors (vice chair); the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Board of Directors (executive committee); the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative statewide assistance team (state chancellor appointee); Association of California Community and Junior Colleges accreditation review teams (Visiting Team chair); Fresno State Kremen School of Education faculty.

Stan joined the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium team following his retirement in 2018.