Ernie Rios

Ernie Rios

Ernie Rios serves as the Executive Director of CVEP Pathways to Success.  He was born in the Coachella Valley and raised in the community of Thermal. After graduating from Coachella Valley High School, he attended College of the Desert, transferred to UCLA and graduated with degrees in Film Production, History and Political Science. While in Los Angeles, Ernie worked within the Music Video industry, LATV, and the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival to name a few. After returning to the valley, he completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center. In his return to the valley, he has become actively involved in the development of after-school programs for valley youth and worked with numerous local governing agencies and community-based organizations in developing new business opportunities throughout the region. In addition, Ernie is a Councilmember of the Riverside County Thermal Community Council, Vice-President of the Thermal Chamber of Commerce, and Vice-President of the College of the Desert Alumni Association.  His hobbies include film-making, painting, building low rider cars, and working with students to help them strategically identify resources that can assist them in becoming successful professionals. Ernie Rios, Executive Director, Scholarships Tel: 760-610-6116 e-mail: erios@cvep.com


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