College of Staten Island (CSI) Foundation Board Elects Dr. Christine Cea as President
By Terry Mares
The College of Staten Island (CSI) Foundation Board of Directors recently elected Dr. Christine D. Cea ’88 as its new President. Dr. Cea is currently a researcher at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in developmental disabilities. In addition, she is a member of the New York State Board of Regents. Her experience at CSI includes former President of the Friends of CSI, and Adjunct Lecturer in Psychology and Sociology. She is Chair of the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council, and a member of the Borough President’s Advisory Board on Disability and the Board of Directors of the Staten Island Mental Health Society.
She also serves on the local Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Human Rights Committee on Informed Consent, and she was honored as a Woman of Distinction by Soroptimist International for her work as a rights advocate for people with disabilities. Dr. Cea received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from CSI, and her Master of Arts degree in Psychology and her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Fordham University.
CSI President Dr. Tomás D. Morales, commented, “The Foundation is proud to have Dr. Cea, a CSI alumna with long and distinguished history of service to the people of Staten Island and the State of New York, as its new Board President. Her experience and commitment to the College will be valuable assets as she directs the future of the Foundation.”#