Established in 2005, the Children's Center Parent Advisory Board was first developed to gather needed input from a diverse group of families being served by the then named Children’s Center. As this continues to be an important part of their role, they have also come together to meet other needs as well.


Children's Enrichment Center Advisory Board Mission Statement:

To advocate on behalf of all young children and families, by assuring quality of service, beneficial programming and curriculum that lead children, families and students to intentional growth, curiosity, and a love for learning.

The purpose of the CECAB is to perform in an advisory capacity to the Children’s Enrichment Center administrative staff.  Center administrative staff will solicit support with programming, advocacy for young children and families, and input that keeps us purposeful in accomplishing the centers’ mission.



Duties and Responsibilities of the Children's Enrichment Center Advisory Board

:       Attend meetings on a monthly basis.

:       Assist with scholarship review.

:       Support family programs.

:       Advocate for all families and students at the children center.

:       Act as an appeals board when needed.

:       Maintain confidentiality.

:       Assist administrative staff with program assessment:

                    Ensure fair policy

                    Maintain accountability

                    Work to incorporate new policy  


Advisory Board 2014-2015:

Sharalle Arnold- GVSU CEC

Kristen Evans- GVSU Housing and Residence Life

Naomi Aldrich - GVSU Psychology Department

Lisa Hickman-GVSU Sociology Department

Firas Hindeleh-GVSU Mathematics Department

Kelly McDonell-GVSU CLAS Academic Advising Center


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