Alumni Society Board

The CEHD Alumni Society Board is made up of volunteers who create lifelong connections with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college; enhance the student experience and advocate for the college and University.


  • Sheila Piippo, (MEd 2004, Educational Psychology), president
  • LaTasha Shevlin, (MEd 2013, family education, Family Social Science; BS 2008, human resource development), vice president
  • Jenna Mitchler, (PhD 2015, Curriculum & Instruction), secretary

Dean's designee


Student representatives

  • Courtney Brost:MA student in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development - Comparative and International Development Education and member of GradSEHD.
  • Yiting Li: PhD student in Family Social Science.
  • Joe Blake: junior majoring in Family Social Science and current President of CEHD Undergraduate Student Board.

Board members

  • Julio Caésar, (PhD 2020, Educational Psychology)
  • Louellen Essex, (BS 1970, speech & PhD 1979, Educational Administration)
  • Jónína Ólafsdóttir Kárdal, (MA 1999, Educational Psychology)
  • Allen Shen, (BS 2011, business marketing and education, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development)
  • Antwoin Stephens, (MEd, applied kinesiology, School of Kinesiology)
  • Alexis Venne, (BS 2019, foundations of early childhood education, Institute of Child Development)

Board Member Testimonials

Meredith McQuaid

Meredith McQuaid
CEHD alumni testimonial