CCP Instructors

Jeffrey Graham, M.A.—CCP Program Coordinator

I am honored to serve as the Program Coordinator beginning Fall 2016. I have spent my career in higher edcuation, including in college admissions, academic advising, and teaching; additionally, I have experience as a part-time hospital-based addiction recovery counselor. I earned my B.A. in History (Social Sciences) Education and Theatre Education from Illinois State University and my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University.

As an instructor, I tend to be collaborative and experiential; I also use critical pedagogy techniques when appropriate, giving students the space to consider their roles in their education and social environments. From a counseling standpoint, I tend favor cognitive behavioral and person-centered techniques. I look forward to working with the CCP program and integrating my professional experience into my responsibilities. 


Dimitri Cacean—Graduate Assistant

The CCP program was one of the most influential experiences I had as an undergraduate. I joined the program during the Spring of 2014 and was involved in the Health and Wellness Initiative on Campus, the Outreach and Consultation Services Committee, and the Alumni Group Project. I graduated in the Spring of 2015 with a bachelors degree in Psychology.

Currently, I am a second year law student at the University of Illinois College of Law. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come back to the CCP program and work as a graduate assistant. My interests include leadership, health and wellness, and diversity.  I am excited to work with all of the current and new CCP participants and be a helpful and knowledgeable resource. Let’s have a great year!