Welcome to CoCEAL!


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.


Dr. Garcia joins us on Friday, June 25th, 2021 to talk about Leveraging and Pushing for Critical Perspectives on Policy Analysis. There is still time to register for our annual Summer Membership Meeting.
Registration closes Tuesday, June 22, 2021!

2021 Board Elections Update From Dra. Reyna Anaya

Dear Colegas,

I am writing you today to share an update on our 2021-2022 CoCEAL Elections Process. This year we received two nominations for our open CoCEAL leadership positions, one for President Elect and one for Secretary. Based on the candidacy of the two nominees and our awareness of the impact of COVID19 on our personal and professional responsibilities, the Executive Leadership Team chose to move forward with both of our nominees and directly appoint them into the roles of President Elect and Secretary.

With that said, it is my honor to introduce to you our newly appointed 2021-2022 CoCEAL Leadership. I encourage you to review each of their bios to learn about their areas of expertise and previous leadership engagements.

Felicidades to both Andrea and Sydney! We look forward to your leadership and service in CoCEAL!

Dra. Reyna Anaya
Past-President, CoCEAL


2021-2022 CoCEAL President Elect & Secretary

Click Here to Read Andrea and Sydney’s Biography!

CoCEAL President Elect
Andrea Rascón, She, Her, Hers
College Career & Success Advisor at KIPP Colorado Schools

CoCEAL Secretary
Sydney Pedregon, She, Her, Hers
Interim Director of Student Life at Community College of Aurora