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CVHEC Policy and Legislative Summit

Posted on October 6, 2016

Hello All,

I wanted to take this opportunity, while I’m still on a high from the Summit, to thank you for attending, and most importantly, participating in the discussion that took place.

I hope you came away from the event, as I did, with the sense that the CVHEC has some great potential to impact the well-being of our Central Valley students. There is a great deal of work ahead of us and the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee will be working hard in the next few months to set the direction for our member colleges and universities to implement initiatives and strategies region wide that will have an impact. We hope that we can count on you all as partners and advocates as we move our agenda forward.

For those of you who have asked, below are the power point presentations and the link to the Hartnell College video that were presented. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to give us a call or drop us a message.

Once again, thank you for participating and being a friend of the CVHEC.

Executive Director, CVHEC






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