Ceci Brinker

Director of Student Programs

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The Director of Student Programs is responsible for providing opportunities for student involvement and learning that compliments the academic mission, enhances student learning and enriches the quality of student life at EIU outside the classroom.                   

The Director of Student Programs maintains primary responsibility for the overall development, direction and administration of Student Programs Office services and programs. The 6 areas of primary responsibility are: 1.) Student Government; 2.) University Board, campus entertainment, Multicultural programming advisement of the Black Student Union, Latin American Student Organization, Diversity in Action Council, and L.E.A.D. (Learning by Example to Accept Diversity); 3.) Major University events - Major Concerts, Back To School Week, First Night, Homecoming Week, Family Weekend, and Spring Fling; 4.) Registered Student Organizations programs and services; 5.) Leadership Development and Support Services; and 6). EIU Parent’s Club.

 

Educational Background

Previous Experience in Higher Education:

Director of Student Life, Eastern Illinois University, 2000- Current

Interim Director of Student Life, Eastern Illinois University, 1999 - 2000

Assistant Director Student Life/Multicultural Affairs, Eastern Illinois University, 1985 - 1999

Freshman Seminar Instructor, Eastern Illinois University, 1997 - 1999

Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Lakeland College, 1994 - 1996

 

Education:

Master of Science in Education, 1995
Educational Psychology & Guidance, emphasis in College Student Personnel

Bachelor of Science Education, 1982
Physical Education, K-12 Teaching Certification

 

Professional Involvement

Association Memberships:

ACPA – American College Personnel Association                             
NASPA – National Association of Student Personnel Administrators 2006 – current, Member

ACU-I  - Association of College Unions International  2003 – current, Member 

National Association for Campus Activities, 1985 – Current

• NACA National Educational Advisory Group, 2006-Current
• NACA Student Government Leadership Workshop Coordinator, 2007
• NACA Student Government Leadership Workshop Facilitator, 2005, 2006
• NACA Concert Management Workshop Facilitator, 2004, 2005
• NACA Illiana Regional - Comedy Showcase Coordinator, 1993
• NACA Illiana Regional Showcase Selection Committee, 1992
• NACA Illiana Regional Showcase Selection Coordinator, 1991
• NACA Illiana Regional School Registration Coordinator, 1996-1999

AFA - Association of Fraternity Advisors, 1996- 1999

Inter-Fraternity Institute,Facilitator

MAD - Midwest Activities Directors Conference, 1990 – 1993;School Delegate,MAD Conference Co-Chair, 1992

Illinois College Unions Mid-Management Retreat, 19 85 – 1989, School delegate

ICBCHE – Illinois Colleges Black Concerns in Higher Education, 2006 – current, Member

Order of Omega Greek Honorary, 1995, Honorary Member

 

Achievements, Honors, Awards

1995 Honorary Order of Omega

2004 Ralph Weller Outstanding Advisor Greek Award

2003 Advisor of the Year Student Government RSO Award

2002, 2003  Inter-Fraternity Institute Facilitator Award

2005, 2006 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity – Zeta Nu Outstanding Woman Award

2006, 2007 TRIO Mentor Award

2000 – 2007 University Board Advisor Award

 

Presentations

1992 – 2nd Annual Omega Leadership Conference – “Diversity: Opening Doors to Understanding and Acceptance – Charleston, Illinois

1993 WIU Professional Development Day – “Multi-cultural Programming: Opening Doors to Understanding & Acceptance” -  Macomb, Illinois

1995 University Board Fall Leadership Retreat – “Stress without Distress: Effective Stress Management Tools” - Charleston, Illinois

1998 – NPHC Black Greek Leadership Conference – “Change vs. Comfort: NPHC Greek Standards” – Bloomington, Illinois

2002 - North American Inter-fraternity Conference Program - IFI  - “Mission Impossible” Waging the War on Hazing” -  Bloomington, Indiana

2003 - North American Inter-fraternity Conference Program – IFI -  “Different Strokes for Different Folks: Greek Review and Strategic Planning”, Bloomington, Indiana

2005 – EIU Six Pack Program – “Think Before You Drink: Partying Safe & Responsibly”, Charleston, Illinois

2005 – NACA Student Government Workshop – “Blueprint for Success: Creating Coalitions Between Faculty and Students” – Orange County, California

2005 – NACA Student Government Workshop – “Guess Who’s Coming to SGA: Working with Diverse Student Leaders” – Orange County, California

2005 – NACA Student Government Workshop – “Different Strokes For Different Folks: Leading with Style” – Orange County, California

2005 – NACA Student Government Workshop – “The Changing Face of Leadership: Advisor Assistance for Diverse Student Organizations - Orange County, California

2006 – MTIEP Summer Program – “Leading with Soul” - Charleston, Illinois

2006 – NACA Student Government Workshop – “So What Color is Your Leadership? An Exploration of Leadership Styles” - San Antonio, Texas

2006 – NACA Student Government Workshop - Different Strokes for Different Folks: Advising Assistance for Diverse Organizations” - San Antonio, Texas

2006 – NACA Student Government Workshop - “Effective Techniques of Teambuilding” - San Antonio, Texas

2006 – NACA Student Government Workshop - “Take the Lead! Advising Different Types of Student Leaders” - San Antonio, Texas