Welcome to Summer!
I hope you will have the opportunity to spend time with those you love and recharge from your hectic schedules. CCCAOE will be active in creating all the energizing Fall Conference details. We have a dynamic conference planning committee and they are working hard to refine the conference experience and make positive changes based on your feedback.
The CCCAOE Board gathered this month to transition and engage in reflection and setting direction as we head into the 22/23 year. They are excited to serve and engage in the continued growth of the association while serving career educators, students, and engaging industry partners.
We officially welcome our 22/23 Board members on July 1st, but they have already been active in the work of CCCAOE. We want to bid a very fond farewell to the amazing Eva Jimenez, who has served on this board for over 10 years and is a powerful leader in career education. She will be missed, but we know we will still see her at the conferences. We also want to wish the fantastic Debra Mustain a fond farewell and hope she stays closely connected with us. She played an integral part this last year in helping reshape Leadership Academy and attendees were blown away at the new learning opportunities and resources.
We welcome Tina Recalde to the role of Immediate Past President. She will lead the advocacy efforts with Austin Webster this year. Her leadership has been exceptional. Robert Cabral now takes on the role of President and continues to lead the conference planning committee with a strong set of values, experience, and openness. Pedro Mendez steps into the role of President-elect and joins Robert in our professional development planning. We are grateful for his insight and knowledgeable experience. Maniphone Dickerson continues to serve as CCCAOE's Treasurer and Angela Cordell serves as our elected Deputy Treasurer. Both have served on the board as RVPs and their depth of knowledge is a strong asset to the association. Harriet Happel serves as our Communications Officer and she looks forward to bringing new and exciting ways to engage our membership.
Continuing in their appointed terms are Sandy Fowler for North Far North and Gary Quire for South Central Region, and Marie Amboy for San Francisco//Bay Area Region. Welcome to our newly elected RVPs Anthony Cordova and Dan Word. We enjoyed getting to know them during our board work this month and know they will make a great addition to the board. Nichol Roe will continue to serve in her role as the San Diego/Imperial Region RVP and Elizabeth Arteaga for Orange County Region RVP. We also thank Marla Uliana for continuing to serve in her role as RVP for Los Angeles Region! Kimberly and I are grateful to work with just a strong group of leaders.
Membership Engagement is an important pillar of CCCAOE and we are looking for more committee members to join the team. If interested please reach out to Harriet Happel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Amy Christianson (email@example.com). We would love to have you on the team.
We can't wait to see you all in the Fall at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas!