UNC Professor Named President of International Special Education Organization

Robin Brewer

Robin Brewer

Robin D. Brewer, associate professor of Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado, has been elected the 2014 president of the Council for Exceptional Children, an international membership organization supporting 28,000 special education professionals.

Brewer will serve as a voting member and presiding officer of the CEC board of directors as well as the leader of the Representative Assembly, which includes two representatives from each state and provincial unit, division and the student membership of CEC.

In addition, Brewer will be responsible for providing leadership for CEC's planning and programs, working with the executive director on the operation of the organizational budget, conducting and presiding over meetings of the board and the assembly, overseeing the operations of all board committee, workgroup and advisory group meetings and activities, and working closely with the executive director and board on the creation of CEC's strategic plan.

A veteran teacher, administrator and teacher-educator, Brewer has been an active member of CEC for more than two decades, and worked in a variety of volunteer leadership positions prior to being elected president.

She received her doctor of education in Special Education (behavior and severe needs emphasis) and her masters in Special Education (severe/profound needs) from the University of Northern Colorado, her bachelor of science degree in Special Education from the University of Oklahoma, and her associate of arts in Psychology from South Oklahoma Community College.