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Leadership Changes at CVC

February 25, 2022

Students using laptop computers while sitting on lawnThe California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC) announced a series of top-level personnel changes prompted by the impending retirement of Joe Moreau, who has served as Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s executive sponsor for the CVC-OEI grant since 2013-14.

Jory Hadsell has moved into the interim position of Vice Chancellor of Technology at Foothill-De Anza where he assumes the mantle as district executive sponsor of CVC-OEI. In turn, Marina Aminy was named to permanently replace Hadsell as Executive Director of the grant, effective February 7.

Aminy came to CVC from Saddleback College, where she was Dean of Online Education and Learning Resources. She previously served as professional development project director for the Common Assessment Initiative grant, which was administered by the California Community Colleges Technology Center from 2013 to 2018.

CVC is a collaborative effort among California community colleges to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to and success in high-quality online courses.

The program began in 1997 as the California Virtual University, a $6 million effort to tie together the distance education offerings of all statewide higher education systems. In 1999, the program — under the auspices of the Technology Center — was relaunched as California Virtual Campus, which published an annual online catalog of DE courses available in the community colleges.

In 2018, CVC merged with the Online Education Initiative and today operates as under a five-year grant from the CCC Chancellor’s Office, administered by Foothill-De Anza.