About Us



  • Dr Deb Debates, South Dakota State University

President Elect 

  • Gayla Randel, CFCS, Kansas State Department of Education


  • Dr Karen Bergh, CFCS, Central Washington University

Representatives to The Coalition for FCS Education

  • Theresa Golis, Idaho Career and Technical Education  
  • Mary Nagel, State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Representative to FCCLA Board of Directors

  • Dr Karen Alexander, Texas Tech University


 Executive Director 

  • Dr Jan Bowers, CFCS, State University of New York Oneonta 

Membership & Association Management

  • Advancing Connections - Dr Peggy Wild, CFCS; Alyson McIntyre-Reiger, CFCS; Kristy Garcia

Status Update

  1. FCSEA was formerly hosted by Central Washington University
  2. The FCSEA office has moved with the Executive Director to SUNY Oneonta
  3. The FCSEA Director and officers serve on the national Say YES to FCS leadership team
  4. The FCSEA Director and officers served in the leadership role for partnering with AAFCS and FCCLA to identify national NIFA grant application projects to promote FCS education. The grant application was submitted by FCSEA at SUNY Oneonta, AAFCS and FCCLA and funded by USDA NIFA.  Other national partners endorsing the application and participating in the grant included the  Board on Human Sciences, The Coalition for Black Development in FCS, the Alliance for FCS, The Council of FCS Administrators, the FCS Division of CTE, the National Association of State Administrators of FCS, the National Association of Teacher Educators of FCS and the National Extension Association of FCS. The grant has a budget of approximately $940,000 to support the outlined projects. Grant activities began on the spring of 2018.   
  5. Questions about FCSEA can be forwarded to Dr Jan Bowers, Executive Director.  
  6. FCSEA has reinstated their membership program and will be  collecting dues and providing services for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Awards and Recognition

FCSEA Educator of the Year

Sponsors and Partners



Partner Organizations