Continuing Education Association of New York
Get involved with CEANY and join one of our committees! This is a great opportunity for you as a continuing education professional to collaborate with your peers from across New York State and take a more active role in the organization.

Committee of the Regions

Chair: Jill Pippin (Vice President) (SUNY Oswego)
Committee members: Grant Umberger (Region West) (Jamestown CC), Carolyn DeJohn (Region East) (Mohawk Valley CC), Andrea Huda (Region South) (Baruch College), Jane MacKillop, PhD (Lehman College, CUNY)
Purpose: Duties are to respond to member’s professional development needs within each region; respond to individual issues and concerns within a region; promote membership; provide feedback to the Executive Board on Association issues; plan and present annual Region Meetings to focus on professional development as required; determine procedures to select the Region Adult Student of the Year.

Constitution & Bylaws

Chair: TBD
Committee members:
Purpose: Its major purpose is to review and prepare changes to the Constitution and Bylaws as suggested by other committees, Executive Board members, and Association members. All suggested changes to the Constitution or Bylaws must be approved by a majority vote of the Executive Board.


Chair: Selena Chu (Treasurer) (Queens College)
Committee members: Fern Chan(President) (John Jay College), Jill Pippin (Vice President) (SUNY Oswego)
Purpose: Assists the Treasurer to establish each year’s budget assuring projected revenues and expenditures meet Association goals and activities for the year. Meets as needed, typically before Executive Board meetings, or on an ad hoc basis to provide guidance for the Treasurer.


Chair: David Kohn (SUNY Orange)
Purpose: Help members to better understand the relationships among SUNY, CUNY, the State Education and Labor Departments, the State Legislature, the Governor’s Office and other participants in the budget/legislative process.

Membership & Marketing

ChairAndrea Huda (Baruch College)
Committee membersGrant Umberger (Jamestown CC), Tim Vermillion (Dutchess CC), Lori Bartkovich (Monroe CC), Caelynn Prylo (Adirondak CC), Carolyn DeJohn (Mohawk Valley CC), Christine Zagari-LoPorto (Kingsborough CC)   
Purpose: The committee has responsibility for CEANY member recruitment and outreach efforts, which includes communication of activities and benefits to prospective and new members; invoicing membership dues; preparing and updating Association membership files, records and mailing lists. The committee also disseminates pertinent information about the field of continuing education, Association members and other practitioners, and maintains a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to the field of continuing education. In addition the committee oversees the CEANY website and Wild Apricot CEANY system, and assists other committees with disseminating communication to members as needed.


Chair: Glenda Roberts (SUNY Delhi)
Committee members:  
Purpose: Prepare a slate of nominations for the positions of Vice-President / President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer to be presented at the annual business meeting of the Association; Select Association members to fill vacancies occurring on the Executive Board; Refer to the President the names of individuals to serve on standing committees; Make recommendations to the Executive Board regarding such issues as terms of office, election process, presidential succession and other topics affecting the Nominations Committee.

Professional Development

Co-Chairs: Karen Schuhle-Williams (The College at Brockport/SUNY) and Jane MacKillop (LaGuardia CC)
Committee members: Lisa Raposo (SUNY Center for Professional Dev), Dana Lennon (Hostos CC)
Purpose: Assess and coordinate professional development activities for the Association’s membership; Provide professional development workshops and seminars for members and other adult educators across the state as requested or required; Provide and introduce “state of the art” ideas and knowledge that serve to improve adult education programs and services within New York; Create an increased awareness of the critical need for on-going professional development for continuing education practitioners.

Resolution & Awards

Committee members: Diane Gahagan (Region South) (Queens College), Grant Umberger (Region West) (Jamestown CC), Marv Meissner (Region East) (SUNY Polytechnic)
Purpose: The Committee is responsible to solicit and accept
 1.) Recommendations for awards; 
 2.) Resolutions which, after Committee approval are presented to the Executive Board and later to the collective membership for their consideration. 
The Committee determines the proper method to select awardees in each category. The Committee Chairperson notifies the Executive Board of the appropriate resolutions. The Board must approve each resolution prior to conferral. At the Annual Meeting, resolutions are submitted to the membership for approval and the individual awards are presented to the recipients.


Annual Conference 2017

Committee members: TBD
Co-Chairs: Lori Barkovich (Monroe CC), TBD
Purpose: To plan and run the Association’s annual conference. The committee is to work with the previous Conference Chairperson(s) to use any procedures manuals that have been used in the past.

Annual Conference 2018

Chair: Caelynn Prylo (SUNY Adirondack)
Committee members: TBA

Purpose: To plan and run the Association’s annual conference. The committee is to work with the previous Conference Chairperson(s) to use any procedures manuals that have been used in the past.


Chair: Lori Bartkovich (Monroe CC)
Purpose: The Archivist is responsible to collect, organize, and disseminate, as appropriate, all historically significant documents, records, and memorabilia of the Association.

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