CEC Leadership

Board of Directors

CEC’s Board of Directors is the organization’s administrative, general legislative, and policy making body. The Board of Directors establishes strategic direction for CEC, addresses issues of concern, and sets policy.

The CEC Board of Directors is composed of four officers (President, President Elect, Immediate Past President, and Treasurer); 15 members-at-large (four from diverse ethnic and multicultural groups; one from the classroom ranks; one from Canada; and nine non-designated); one Student Member;  and one External Member.  In addition, the CEC Executive Director serves as a non-voting member of the Board.

Representative Assembly

CEC’s Representative Assembly is CEC’s advisory body. Representative Assembly members represent CEC’s entire membership. They identify issues and advise the Board of Directors on positions CEC should take on issues related to the field and profession; inform the Board of Directors, CEC affiliates and divisions, and committees, of membership issues and perspectives; and acts as a forum to examine prospective ideas, strategy directions, policy initiatives, and other issues. The Representative Assembly meets formally once a year at the CEC Convention & Expo.

The Representative Assembly is composed of two representatives from each state and provincial affiliate, division, and student membership and the Board of Directors.


CEC’s committees assist CEC to realize specific organizational goals and responsibilities. The committees are responsible for advising the Board of Directors in their particular areas and may be responsible for selected activities. They report to the Board of Directors. CEC presently has eight committees.

Committee chairpersons are nominated by the CEC President Elect and approved by the CEC Board of Directors. Committee members are selected by the committee chairpersons.


CEC’s workgroups are given a time-specific charge and outcome(s) by the Board of Directors. Each workgroup is composed of individuals with knowledge and expertise in an area of strategic importance to the Council. The workgroup chair reports to the Board of Directors through the President Elect.