Education

Diaz tapped as Fresno State arts dean

Dr. Jose DiazDr. Jose A. Diaz was announced as interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State to serve a one-year term.

Reedley College alumnus gives $1M for arts center

Harold and Debbie McClartyWith the largest alumni gift in its 88-year history, Reedley College will use $1 million from the McClarty Family Foundation for a new fine and performing arts center on campus.

Heald College parent doesn't seal deal with feds

 (AP) — The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department failed to meet a deadline to map out the future of the company's more than 100 campuses, but both sides on Wednesday expressed optimism that a consensus would be reached.

Fresno Pacific planning $8M-$12M fine arts center

Fresno Pacific UniversityDesign work will begin soon for a new fine arts center at Fresno Pacific University that will consolidate the college's arts, music and theater departments.

$26M grant boosts Fresno County after-school programs

Up to 4,000 extra Fresno County students will be able to enroll in after-school programs thanks to a $26-million grant.

Fresno Pacific aims for 5,000 students

Fresno Pacific UniversityWith more money this year in its budget, Fresno Pacific University hopes to grow to 5,000 students by 2018.

Heald College parent company explores sale

Corinthian Colleges, parent company of Heald College, has reached an agreement with the feds to receive educational funding. It is exploring a sale of its campuses.(AP) — Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement that will allow the for-profit education company to receive an immediate $16 million in federal student aid funds and keep operating.

Report: Fresno college gap high among Latinos

More than 15,000 Latinos in Fresno County will but shut out of college opportunities in the next 10 years, a new report showed.

Heald College parent company warns it may shut down

Corinthian Colleges, parent company of Heald College, announced it may have to shut down due to low liquidity.(AP) — The company that runs Everest, Heald and WyoTech colleges with about 75,000 students enrolled nationwide says it's in danger of shutting down.

Fresno State breaks ground on ag research center

Fresno State officials and donors broke ground today on the $24-million Jordan Research Center that will serve as a hub of collaboration to solve agricultural challenges.