Spring Courses have concluded as of 21 May 2021

Our New Website is Live as of 15 February!

Our URL remains cvec.org. You will notice design changes, including the use of drop-down menus instead of buttons as well as the absence of the long column on the left. The links once listed there are now found in the new menus.

Even more exciting are new options to register or donate online. Clear instructions for registration will help you determine whether to download and mail a paper form or to use the online system. Regardless, our policies on timing, priority, refunds, and so forth are unchanged.

Unlike our old site, the new one adapts to your device: You will be able to use it conveniently on a tablet or smartphone as well as on a computer. Please roam around the site and provide feedback via the Contact Us link. 

Check it out!

Announcing a New Curriculum Director

After four successful years as Curriculum Director, Perry Mason has announced his intention to hand off this critically important job to someone else. During his tenure, Perry has assembled high quality courses every term, and when the pandemic struck, he worked with others to train instructors to offer the CVEC brand of superb instruction via video conference, keeping our program going and growing despite the necessary restrictions.

Fortunately, we were able to find the ideal candidate, familiar with CVEC courses through taking and teaching them as well as having superb experience in higher ed. Dan Sullivan, President Emeritus of St Lawrence University, will become the Curriculum Director as of July 1, 2021. For now, Dan and Perry are working together to plan fall term, which is shaping up as a slate of courses divided between the Zoom and in-person options. More to come on that.

Dan Sullivan, CVEC Curriculum Director

Our New Registration/Finance Director

In the Winter Newsletter, we announced a search for a Registration Director/Finance Director. Bill Rizzo, our current master of those ceremonies, will be leaving us this summer to pursue new opportunities as his duties as a stay-at-home dad expire with his children’s collective maturity. We conducted a search, held interviews over Zoom—as life seems to be lived these days—and offered the position to Nicole Barnette.

Bill and Nicole began her training as of February 1. Nicole will be attending Board meetings and other sessions, and we will formally introduce her at the Annual Meeting this fall. Watch for details on that in due course.

Nicole Barnette, Registration/Finance Director

Upcoming Dates

May 21 – Spring courses ended
August 2 – Fall Term courses posted and newsletter mailed – courses planned to be both online and in person; read the course descriptions carefully when posted