The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) is a 501(c)3 incorporated non-profit organization comprised of accredited public and private colleges, universities, and community college district members. CVHEC was founded in 2000 by then Fresno State President John D. Welty along with 18 other member colleges and university leaders. Today, CVHEC is a 25- member strong consortium. These institutions of higher education serve over 4 million persons living in California’s Central Valley, a nine-county region (from Stockton to Bakersfield) the size of South Carolina. CVHEC’s focus is to improve the Central Valley’s higher education attainment.

CVHEC Member Higher Education Institutions

  • Bakersfield College
  • California Health Sciences University
  • Cerro Coso College
  • Clovis Community College
  • College of the Sequoias
  • Columbia College
  • CSU Bakersfield
  • CSU Fresno
  • CSU Stanislaus
  • Fresno City College
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Kern Community College District
  • Merced College
  • Modesto Junior College
  • National University
  • Porterville College
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • Reedley College
  • State Center Community College District
  • Taft College
  • UC Merced
  • West Hills Community College District
  • West Hills College Coalinga
  • West Hills College Lemoore
  • Yosemite Community College District

CVHEC serves as the convener and facilitator of technical support experts as needed by members and is responsible to carry out the CVHEC Board policy objectives. A key objective is to increase the Central Valley’s degree attainment. The organization also works closely with legislative leaders as an advocate of the higher education policy positions of the board.

Alliance Lead

As the Alliance Lead for your region, Benjamin Duran is the go-to resource as you work to advance student success. Please feel to reach out with questions or requests for support from CCA.

Benjamin Duran
Benjamin Duran