Welcome to CoCEAL!

Mission

CoCEAL is a coalition of post-secondary and professional educators devoted to the educational success of the state’s Latinx population. The group grew out of a larger, statewide Hispanic Association of College and University group that began to meet in earnest in July of 2008. The intent of the group is to build a sustainable coalition of professional educators at the post-secondary level who will actively participate in the state-level and national post-secondary education agenda with a targeted and particular focus on success for the Latinx residents of the state of Colorado.

Elections Procedures 2020
  • Nominations: Friday, March 30th – Sunday, May 3rd 2020
  • Voting: Monday, May 4th-Friday, May 8th 2020
  • The election slate shall be presented electronically via Noticias and emailed to all eligible voting members (verified by the Treasurer) prior to the Summer Membership Meeting;
Positions up for Elections

President-Elect (three year term)

  • In the absence of the President,  shall have all of the powers of the President;
  • President-Elect shall conduct annual review of bylaws and provide to executive and steering committees prior to spring membership meeting
  • Shall perform other duties as delegated by the President
  • Forward all procedures and documents relevant to this position to the succeeding  President-Elect. 
  • Shall attend both fall and spring Steering Committee retreats
  • During President Term (second year):
    • President shall preside at the executive board, steering committee, and general membership meetings.  They will create the agenda for these meetings which will be disseminated one week prior to monthly steering committee meeting;
    • Perform the duties appropriate to their office and enforce all rules and regulations relating to the administration of the executive board and steering committee;
    • Shall delegate responsibilities and duties not subject to an entire membership vote to Standing Committee Chairpersons;
    • Shall have the responsibility to provide the entire membership a CoCEAL Annual Report that describes the past year’s CoCEAL activities.  This report will be presented (both orally and in writing) at the annual meeting in June;
    • Serve as an ex-officio member of all standing or special committees;
    • Forward all procedures and documents relevant to this position to the succeeding President.
  • During Past-President Term (third year)
    • In the absence of the President,  shall have all of the powers of the President;
    • President-Elect shall conduct annual review of bylaws and provide to executive and steering committees prior to spring membership meeting
    • Shall perform other duties as delegated by the President;
    •  Forward all procedures and documents relevant to this position to the succeeding  President-Elect.
    • Shall attend both fall and spring Steering Committee retreats

Treasurer (two year term)

  • Shall be responsible for all financial matters of CoCEAL and shall receive and distribute funds as authorized by the President and President-elect;
  • Shall prepare quarterly financial reports to the Executive Board and Steering Committee;
  • Shall maintain accurate records of credits, debits, dues and or other collected monies;
  • Shall maintain accurate and current records of members in good standing (paid members) for the purpose of voting;
  • Shall report the CoCEAL Annual Financial Report within the CoCEAL Annual Report;
  • Shall attend both fall and spring Steering Committee retreats
  • Perform other duties as delegated by the President, and
  • Forward all procedures and documents relevant to this position to the next Treasurer.

Communications Director (two year term)

  • Shall notify the membership of meetings including tentative agenda, and past meeting minutes, three weeks prior to regularly-scheduled meetings;
  • Shall maintain and update website and social media accounts
  • Create and distribute the monthly newsletter, Noticias, to members and partners;
  • Support the drafting of any written communication from CoCEAL to institutional partners, community organizations, government officials etc. This may include formal letters, press releases etc.
  • Shall be responsible for maintaining CoCEAL distributions lists/listserves etc.