CEA Sudent Program University Chapters

CEASP University Chapters

Each university chapter of CEASP is a recognized campus club, and, as such, must follow the policies of the Student Government Association of that university. Each chapter has a constitution, officers, and yearly budget. For inquires about any of the CEASP chapters, contact Michele O'Neill.

CEASP currently has chapters located at the following universities:

  • Central Connecticut State University

  • Eastern Connecticut State University

  • Quinnipiac University

  • Southern Connecticut State University

  • University of Connecticut

  • Western Connecticut State University

CEASP has 3 statewide officers - a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and secretary - who are responsible for promoting and representing the organization throughout the state, working to support individual university chapters and working with the State Student Organizer to coordinate activities and increase membership.

The state officers are college students; the State Student Organizer is a member of the CEA staff.

Per the CEA-SP Constitution and Bylaws, ARTICLE II - ELECTION PROCEDURES

SECTION A. State Officer Positions

  1. Nominations for the positions of chairperson, vice chairperson and secretary shall be mailed or emailed to the office of the elections chair, office of the president by March 15.
  2. Where only one candidate is duly nominated for a position, said nominee shall be declared elected.
  3. Where an election is required, a mail-in vote of the entire membership shall be held. Ballots shall be sent to the entire CEA-SP membership on March 30. All ballots received and postmarked by April 21 shall be counted. The candidate receiving the most votes shall be the officer-elect for the position in question. Mail-in ballots shall be disseminated to CEA-SP members using their preferred and/or confirmed current address. In the instance of two parties becoming tied for election within the same position, ballots will be recast and counted. In the event that this results in another tie, the CEA President will draw a name at random and that person will be elected.
  • Katie Grant
    CEA Student Program Chair

    I am Katie Grant from Groton, CT, and I am the CEA-Student Program State Chair. I am currently a junior at the University of Connecticut. I have a major in English, and am pursuing a teaching certification in secondary English education and a minor in public policy. I have been involved with UConn Future Educators since my freshman year, serving as the political director for the club for the past year and a half. I plan to teach secondary English in a public, high-needs district and to become involved with national educational politics and administration after pursuing a dual degree program for a doctoral degree in educational theory and policy, and a juris doctor degree.

  • Sami Paradee
    CEA Student Program Vice Chair

    My name is Sami Paradee, and I am so excited to be the Vice Chair for the CEA-SP. I am a current senior at Quinnipiac University where I am entering my graduate year. I have served on the executive board for the Quinnipiac Future Teachers Organization for the past three years, serving as the club's president for the 2017-2018 school year. By being involved in CEA throughout the entirety of my undergraduate career, I have learned a tremendous amount about the importance of being politically active as an educator, and I can't wait to work with the state team this year!

  • Zac Troiano
    CEA Student Program Secretary

    I am Zachary Troiano, CEA-SP Secretary. I am from South Windsor, CT, and attend Eastern Connecticut State University. At ECSU, I am majoring in English and plan to receive my elementary education certification. Prior to becoming the CEA-SP secretary, I served as the Vice President for ECSU’s Education club as well as being an RA and a member of Kappa Delta Pi. I am very excited to work with you all and I hope to have a great year with everyone.

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