MESSAGE FROM CEANY PRESIDENT
I want to take this opportunity to wish each of you all the best for the New Year (and new decade). As we find ourselves at start of 2020, it is a good time to reflect back on the many successes CEANY achieved last year, including:
- Our membership continues to grow, reaching an all-time high of 600+, representing most of the 64 SUNY colleges and 20 CUNY colleges.
- We enjoyed record attendance at our state-wide conference in White Plains with attendees benefiting from our dynamic speakers, the presidents’ panel, breakout sessions, vendors’ presentations and workshops.
- We completed the process of refreshing our logo to increase visibility and recognition. Look for the new version launch in future communications!
- The web site has been rejuvenated and redesigned for increased functionality and easier use. Watch this space!
In November we welcomed five new board members:
- Teresa Fava-Schram, Mohawk Valley Community College, SUNY;
- Keith Kranick, Jamestown Community College, SUNY;
- Charles McGinnis, Westchester Community College, SUNY;
- Debbie Shoemaker, Hudson Valley Community College, SUNY;
- Fanny Soriano, Lehman College, CUNY
Remember these are free to members.
We want to hear from you! Do you have ideas for new professional development topics? Can you recommend webinar presenters or do you have a topic you’d relish sharing? We are always looking for people to serve on our committees, so please let us know if you find that appealing.
Finally, despite an apparently strong economy, income inequality means that Continuing Education and Workforce Development have never been more important to our country and our state. We hope to see you at one of our three regional conferences this year and at our state-wide conference in Rochester, NY, on November 4-6, 2020.
Look for a message about the regional conferences, which will be taking place in the spring.
On behalf of your colleagues on the CEANY Board of Directors, I wish you a wonderful 2020. We look forward to the upcoming year and all the exciting achievements that lie ahead and another impactful year for our organization and our members.