President’s Message

Greetings CAEOP members, friends, and partners!

A warm welcome to you all! Thirty-one years ago, a group of passionate individuals came together with the goal of forming a state coalition dedicated to advancing college access and educational opportunities for Connecticut’s underserved populations. Eager to unite to share best practices for student success and to strengthen legislative advocacy efforts, they created CAEOP. Today, the organization is still going strong.

For the past three years, I have been fortunate to serve CAEOP in a variety of capacities, as President-elect, State Liaison, and Chair of the Governmental Relations subcommittee. Together with a group of dedicated members and partners, CAEOP has been working toward a shared vision of increased membership participation, legislative advocacy, and community engagement for our programs and the students they serve. My goal as president is to build on this momentum, and to continue to explore innovative ways for CAEOP to be a valuable resource for the TRIO/EOP community.

I am excited and honored to serve as CAEOP president for the 2017-2018 year, and I look forward to working with you on behalf of our amazing students.

Kim Gorman, CAEOP President

 Past Presidents

David Celotto 2015-2016 and 2016-2017
Aamna Qureshi 2014-2015
Erica Granoff 2013-2014
Carl Dean 2012-2013
Kwasi Gyambibi 2010-2011 and 2011-2012
Jennifer Buckley 2008-2009 and 2009-2010
Rony Delva 2007-2008
Lillie Squires-Wright 2006-2007
Glenn Cassis 2005-2006
Susana Ulloa 2004-2005
Beverly Hunter Daniel 2002-2003 and 2003-2004
Steve Perry 2001-2002
Harold Dean Davis 1999-2000 and 2000-2001
Veronica Gil 1998-1999
Cecilia Nugent 1997-1998
Petra Clark-Dufner 1996-1997
Bidya Ranjeet 1994-1995 and 1995-1996
Donna Thompson 1993-1994
Georgia F. Day 1992-1993
Dennis Mink 1991-1992
Donna Miller-Benjamin 1990-1991
Robert L. Brown 1989-1990
Angela Rankins 1988-1989
Steven Cohen 1987-1988