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The CECA Advisory Board

The organization once known as the Acuff Circle of Excellence has rebranded and refined its mission to better align with the organization with which it supports—APSU’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or "seek-ah"). In the Fall of 2017, the Acuff Circle of Excellence became the CECA Advisory Board. 

With the name change, members of the CECA Advisory Board worked to refine the mission of the Board to align with its new focus. The new mission of the CECA Advisory Board is to support CECA by:

2023-24 CECA Advisory Board

Kimberly Wiggins, President

Kara Zimmer, Vice President

Jody Isaacs, Member

Juanita Charles, Member

Thomasa Ross, Member

Calie Benke, Secretary/Treasurer (ex officio)

Andrea Spofford, CECA Director (ex officio)

Kevin Loveland, CSA Coordinator (ex officio)

Buzz Hoon, Dean College of Arts and Letters (ex officio)

Lee Persinger, APSU Advancement (ex officio)

Membership to the CECA Advisory Board is made by invitation.