Shawn Coover is the Vice President of Global Operations and Human Resources. In this role, he oversees the development and implementations of policies, processes, and best practices to ensure CEA continues to be a great place to work. This includes consultation on strategic business initiatives, employee relations, staffing plans and recruitment, compensation and benefits, communications, training and development, and legal compliance. Most importantly, Shawn and his team work diligently to make sure that everything we do is true to the organization's Core Values, Mission, and Vision.
Shawn earned his bachelor's degree in Economics and MBA from Northern Arizona University. He joined CEA in 2018 and brought with him 19 years of international leadership experience, including 8 years in Human Resources. His professional background also includes leadership experience in operations, project management, development, customer service, and purchasing with Honeywell, AT&T, and Belden Wire and Cable.
An avid traveler, Shawn has traveled to over 30 countries.
CEA CAPA Education Abroad may revise these Terms at any time by posting an updated version to this Web page. You should visit this page periodically to review the most current Terms because they are binding on You. The terms "You" and "User" as used in these Terms refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing the Services for any reason. The term "post" as used herein means information that You contribute on any website associated with the Services.
By visiting any website associated with or offered by the Services or accepting these Terms, You represent and warrant to CEA CAPA Education Abroad that You have the right, authority and capacity to agree to and abide by these Terms. You also represent and warrant to CEA CAPA Education Abroad that You will use the Services in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
CEA CAPA Education Abroad authorizes You to view and access a single copy of the content available on or from the Services solely for your personal use. The contents of ceacapa.com and of all other Web sites and social media channels under CEA CAPA Education Abroad's control, whether partial or otherwise such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other CEA CAPA Education Abroad content (collectively, "CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content"), are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other laws. All CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content is the property of CEA CAPA Education Abroad and its content suppliers or clients. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on the CEA CAPA Education Abroad Sites is the exclusive property of CEA CAPA Education Abroad and is protected by United States and foreign copyright, trademark, and other laws. Permission is granted to copy and print portions of this site for the sole purpose of evaluating, applying, advising or participating in a CEA CAPA program. Unauthorized use of the CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content may violate these laws, and is strictly prohibited. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content on any authorized copy of the CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content.
You agree not to sell or modify the CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, alter or otherwise use the CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose, in connection with products or services that are not those of the Services, in any other manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, that disparages or discredits CEA CAPA Education Abroad or its licensors, that dilutes the strength of CEA CAPA Education Abroad's or its licensor's property, or that otherwise infringes CEA CAPA Education Abroad's or its licensor's intellectual property rights. You further agree to in no other way misuse CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content that appears on any of the CEA CAPA Education Abroad Sites. The unauthorized use of the CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. Any code that CEA CAPA Education Abroad creates to generate or display any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content or the pages making up any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site is also protected by CEA CAPA Education Abroad's copyright and you may not copy or adapt such code.
If You believe that your copyrighted work or trademark has been uploaded, posted or copied to any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site and is accessible on such CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, please contact us to begin the investigation process.
Users may not use the Services to transmit, post, distribute, store or destroy material, including without limitation, CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content, (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.
Users are also prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site, including without limitation, the following activities: (a) accessing data not intended for such User or logging into a server or account which the User is not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any User, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site, overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing"; (d) decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site; (e) aggregate, copy or duplicate in any manner any of the CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content or information available from any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site, without express written consent from CEA CAPA Education Abroad; (f) use of any robot, spider, crawling, scraping, or other automated device, process, or means to access this site; (g) frame or link to any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content or information available from any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site; or (h) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil and/or criminal liability. CEA CAPA Education Abroad will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users who are involved in such violations.
CEA CAPA Education Abroad sites or social media channels managed by CEA CAPA Education Abroad are not the appropriate mediums to report health and/or safety emergencies, as they will not receive an immediate response. If appropriate, contact local authorities first, then use the 24/7 U.S. emergency phone number by calling 800-266-4441, or contact your onsite CEA CAPA staff members.
You understand and acknowledge that you have no ownership rights in your CEA CAPA Education Abroad Account, and that if you cancel your CEA CAPA Education Abroad Account, all your account information from the Services, including Profiles, favorites and photos, may be deleted in CEA CAPA Education Abroad's databases. In addition, third parties may retain cached copies of your Information.
You are solely responsible for your account information, University account information, Profile, content (including, without limitation works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or later developed), messages, photos, or other information (collectively, "User Content") that You post on any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site or transmit to other Users. You agree that in submitting User Content or otherwise using any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site that you will not impersonate any person, or submit any materials to CEA CAPA Education Abroad or the Services that are false, inaccurate, misleading, unlawful, or are otherwise in violation of your obligations under these Terms.
By posting User Content to any public area of any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site, You automatically grant to CEA CAPA Education Abroad and its affiliates an irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, fully paid, non-exclusive right (including moral rights) and worldwide license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, communicate to the public, perform, display, and distribute such User Content (in whole or in part) and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works (in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content) such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses thereof (through multiple tiers).
You also represent and warrant that You have the right to grant or that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to You the right to grant the license stated above. If you post User Content in any public area of any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site, You also permit any User to access, display, view, store and reproduce such User Content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such User Content placed on any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site retains any and all rights that may exist in such User Content.
CEA CAPA Education Abroad acts as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of User Content and has no obligation to screen User Content, communications or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring User Content posted by Users. However, CEA CAPA Education Abroad may review and remove any User Content that, in its sole judgment, violates these Terms, CEA CAPA’s Student Handbook, social media policies, applicable laws, rules or regulations; is abusive, disruptive, offensive or illegal; may cause harm to the CEA CAPA brand; or violates the rights of, or harms or threatens the safety of, Users of the Services. CEA CAPA Education Abroad reserves the right to expel Users and prevent their further access to the Services and/or use of any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site for violating these Terms or applicable laws, rules or regulations. CEA CAPA Education Abroad may take any action with respect to User Content that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes that such User Content could create liability for CEA CAPA Education Abroad, damage CEA CAPA Education Abroad's brand or public image.
CEA CAPA Education Abroad does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of User Content or any other communications posted by Users or endorse any opinions expressed by Users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other Users will be at your own risk.
The following is a partial list of User Content that is prohibited on the Services or any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Sites. The list below is for illustration only and is not a complete list of all prohibited User Content.
If notified by a User of User Content or other materials which allegedly do not conform to these Terms, CEA CAPA Education Abroad may in its sole discretion investigate the allegation and determine whether to take any other actions whether to remove or request the removal of the User Content. CEA CAPA Education Abroad has no liability or responsibility to Users for performance or nonperformance of such activities.
The Services and certain other CEA CAPA Education Abroad Sites may contain links to third-party Web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and not as an endorsement by CEA CAPA Education Abroad of the contents on such third-party Web sites. CEA CAPA Education Abroad is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party Web sites. If You decide to access linked third-party Web sites, You do so at your own risk.
CEA CAPA Education Abroad may take any action with respect to User Content that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes that User Content could create liability for CEA CAPA Education Abroad, or damage CEA CAPA Education Abroad's brand or public image. While CEA CAPA Education Abroad reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove User Content or other material from CEA CAPA Education Abroad owned sites and managed channels CEA CAPA Education Abroad does not assume any obligation to do so and disclaims any liability for failing to take any such action.
The Services, CEA CAPA Education Abroad Sites and the CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors, including pricing. CEA CAPA Education Abroad makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Services, CEA CAPA Education Abroad Sites or the CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content. The use of the Services, all CEA CAPA Education Abroad Sites and the CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Service and CEA CAPA Education Abroad Sites and may be made at any time.
CEA CAPA Education Abroad cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Services or any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by a User from CEA CAPA Education Abroad or through or from the Services or any other CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.
CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR ANY CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD SITE AND ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF ANY CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD SITE OR THE CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. THE SERVICES, CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD SITES AND CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD CONTENT, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON ANY CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, ANY CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD SITE AND THE CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT CEA CAPA EDUCATION ABROAD IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CEA CAPA Education Abroad, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from (i) any User Content or other material You provide to any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site, (ii) your use of any of the Services or CEA CAPA Education Abroad Content, or (iii) breach of these Terms by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account. CEA CAPA Education Abroad shall provide notice to You promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding.
The Services of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Illinois, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law provisions. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this site (including but not limited to applying to or participating in a CEA CAPA program) shall be in the state or federal courts located in Illinois. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Services (including but not limited to applying to or participating in a CEA CAPA program) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or is barred forever. CEA CAPA’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and CEA CAPA Education Abroad with regard to your use of this site. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. CEA CAPA Education Abroad may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.
Certain features or areas of the Services or other CEA CAPA Education Abroad Sites may be subject to additional Terms. By using such areas, or any part thereof, You agree to be bound by the additional Terms applicable to such areas.
These Terms will remain in full force and effect while You are a User of the Services at any level. CEA CAPA Education Abroad reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including but not limited to removal of your User Content from the Services and the other CEA CAPA Education Abroad Sites and immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access the Services and the other CEA CAPA Education Abroad Sites and/or any other services provided to You by CEA CAPA Education Abroad, upon any breach of these Terms or if CEA CAPA Education Abroad is unable to verify or authenticate any information You submit to the Services or pursuant to other CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site registration. Even after You are no longer a User of the Services, certain provisions of these Terms will remain in effect.
These Terms constitute a binding agreement between You and CEA CAPA Education Abroad, and is accepted by You upon your use of the Services or any CEA CAPA Education Abroad Site.
We’ll start by introducing a few definitions that will help you understand this policy. We provide international education opportunities and support U.S. university students interested in studying abroad (the “Services”). When we say “you” or “Member,” we’re referring to the person or entity that’s registered with us to use the Services. We offer the Services on our websites http://www.ceacapa.com, http://www.ceastudyabroad.com, http://www.capa.org, http://www.myceauniversity.com and http://www.ceastudyabroadblog.com (each a “Website” and together the “Websites”).
When you use the Services, consult with our admissions team, send us an email or chat, post on our blog, or communicate with us in any way, you give us information that we collect. We may collect, but are not limited to, basic user information such as your name, physical address, email address, phone number, home University, parent’s contact information, and photograph, as well as details like gender, location, birth date, and other demographic information.
When you apply for a program or scholarship through CEA CAPA, we collect additional information that allows us to thoroughly evaluate and assess your application. This additional information may include, but is not limited to, transcripts, emergency contact information, GPA, and major of study. For need-based scholarships, we may also collect limited financial information from both students and family members.
If you choose to refer a friend through our online referral program or by any other means, we will collect your friend’s name and contact information.
We may get information about how and when you use the Services, store it in log files associated with your account, and link it to other information we collect about you, including but not limited to the following:
We may collect information about you from third parties, including but not limited to, third-party verification services, credit bureaus, mailing list providers, and publicly available sources.
We may use information about you to provide, maintain, and improve our Services, evaluate applications for Services, and deliver the information and support you request.
We may use information about you to bill and collect money owed to us, including sending you and your associated contacts emails, invoices, receipts, and notices of delinquency. We use third parties for secure credit card transaction processing, and we send billing information to those third parties to process your orders and credit card payments.
We also use information about you to improve and personalize the Services we offer. As an example, if we know which University you attend, we may use that information to determine if you are eligible for additional discounts offered only to students at that University.
We may use information we collect from you or friends you refer to send news and information about our Services and to communicate with you about products, services, promotions, and scholarships we offer. For instance, if you previously expressed interest in studying in London and we launch a new program in London, we want you to know about it! You may always opt-out of these communications by following the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or text.
We may also use information about you to track and analyze trends and usage in connection with our Services; to process and deliver grants, scholarships and promotions; to protect our rights or property; to verify your identity; to investigate and prevent fraud or other illegal activities; and for any other purpose disclosed to you in connection with our Services.
We may share personal information about you as follows:
Information shared in public forums, is just that—public. Keep the following in mind when utilizing our site to share information within public forums:
We are committed to the protection of your data. We take reasonable measures, including administrative, technical, and physical safeguards, to help protect the information we collect from loss, theft, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We work with a third party data center, Amazon Web Services, Azure Cloud Services, and Software as a Service providers—such as Salesforce—to host our Websites, services, and software in secure production environments that use firewalls and other technology to reasonably prevent access from outside intruders.
Our credit card processing vendor uses security measures to protect your information, both during the transaction and after it’s complete. Our vendor bases its internal controls on the comprehensive framework provided by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and is certified compliant with all Payment Card Industry (PCI) DSS 3.0 standards. As part of our annual audit, we collect and review SSAE 16 certifications from all third party vendors with access to payment information.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject cookies; however, our Services may not function properly if you do.
You may change or correct any information about yourself by contacting CEA CAPA directly at 800.266.4441.
You may opt out of receiving promotional emails or text messages from CEA CAPA by following the instructions in those emails or text messages. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as messages about your account or our ongoing business relations, as well as emergency communications regarding our programs abroad.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of the Websites, you can contact us: