Meet Collegiate Edu-Nation

About Us

Our Vision

To End Generational Poverty In Rural America

Our Mission

To empower rural school Districts to support and educate students/youth beginning at home and continuing from the first day of Pre-K through postsecondary success and into a meaningful career – to reinvent their community economies and quality of life for 21st-century success.

Our Aspiration

To Have the Highest Student Performance Outcomes in the Country

Collegiate Edu-Nation

“CEN was founded because we believe in the potential of every single young person to achieve a life of choice and impact.”

Dr. Kim Alexander, Founder

CEN was founded by Dr. Kim Alexander and Marsha Alexander to break cycles of generational poverty in rural Texas.

Roscoe Collegiate ISD (RCISD) was the first CEN district; since then, CEN has expanded to serve over 21,000 kids in 21 districts.

Our Network

CEN School Districts

CEN is a network of high-performing rural school districts and supportive communities united around a shared goal: To reshape the future of rural America. We partner with private and public stakeholders, including businesses, education agencies, and philanthropic organizations to improve student outcomes during and after their education.

CEN Board of Directors

A group of dedicated volunteers committed to creating better learning outcomes and life prospects for rural students, and brighter futures for rural communities.

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Dr. Susan Holley

President

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Dr. Emily Perdue

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Alton Frailey

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Dr. Johnny Veselka

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Hon. John Perdue

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Eric Reeves

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Dr. Craig Rotter

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Jacob Tiemann

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Dr. Cynthia Ann Miller

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Dr. Valerie Truesdale

Dr. Frances A. M. Perez

Dr. Frances A.M. Perez

CEN Leadership

A team of future-focused educators intent on helping rural leaders transform their schools toward college- and career-ready learning outcomes for ALL their students.

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Dr. Kim Alexander

Founder

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Dr. RACHAEL MCCLAIN

President

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Kendall Guynes

Chief Financial Officer

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Dr. Susan Ruiz-Grove

Chief Development Officer

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Brittany Williams

Chief Partnerships Officer

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Andy Wilson

Program Director

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Dan Boren

STEM Instructional Coach

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Kelly Springfield

Director of P-TECH

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Tracy Rickerson

Math Instructional Coach

Kimberly Mouser

Kimberly Mouser

Instructional Coach 

Dr. Chantel Schulz

Dr. Chantel Schulz

CTE Instructional Specialist

Roxanna Reyna

Roxanna Reyna

4-H Extension Program Specialist 

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Camden Boren

Robotics & Programming Coordinator

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Katie Redinger

CEN AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

CEN Consulting Partners

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Marsha Alexander

Co-Founder & Consultant

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Dr. Darrell Dromgoole

Community Development Consultant

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Dr. Nelson Coulter

Organizational Leadership Consultant

CEN Board of Directors

A group of dedicated volunteers committed to creating better learning outcomes and life prospects for rural students, and brighter futures for rural communities.

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Dr. Susan Holley

President

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Dr. Emily Perdue

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Dr. Johnny Veselka

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Hon. John Perdue

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Dr. Craig Rotter

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Dr. Cynthia Ann Miller

Dr. Frances A. M. Perez

Dr. Frances A.M. Perez

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Alton Frailey

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Eric Reeves

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Jacob Tiemann

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Dr. Valerie Truesdale

CEN Leadership

A team of future-focused educators intent on helping rural leaders transform their schools toward college- and career-ready learning outcomes for ALL their students.

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Dr. Kim Alexander

Founder

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DR. RACHAEL MCCLAIN

President

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Kendall Guynes

Chief Financial Officer

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Dr. Susan Ruiz-Grove

Chief Development Officer

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Brittany Williams

Chief Partnerships Officer

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Andy Wilson

Program Director

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Dan Boren

STEM Instructional Coach

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Kelly Springfield

Director of P-TECH

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Tracy Rickerson

Math Instructional Coach

Dr. Chantel Schulz

Dr. Chantel Schulz

CTE Instructional Specialist

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Camden Boren

Robotics & Programming Coordinator

Kimberly Mouser

Kimberly Mouser

Instructional Coach 

Roxanna Reyna

Roxanna Reyna

4-H Extension Program Specialist 

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Katie Redinger

CEN AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

CEN Consulting Partners

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Marsha Alexander

Chief Operating Officer

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Dr. Darrell Dromgoole

Chief Community Development Officer

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Dr. Nelson Coulter

Chief Organizational Learning Officer

Learn what Collegiate Edu-Nation does to support rural communities.