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Committees

AFC has standing and special committees.  Standing committees are mandated by Bylaw and function to facilitate carrying out the AFC annual program of work.  Special Committees serve at the pleasure of the President annually and conduct specific tasks as needed. Any member may request to serve on a committee if interested.

Standing Committees:

Awards Committee Bylaws Committee Certified College Professional Finance and Human Resources Committee
Legislative Committee Membership Development Committee Member Services Committee Nominating Committee
Planning and Development Committee

Policy and Advocacy Committee

Service Project Committee  

Special Committees:

AFC Retirees Journal Editorial Committee Credentials and Tellers Committee Speakers Bureau 

 

Standing Committee Chairs (Ex officio)

Awards - Carol Quinn, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32504 PH: 850-484-1722, Email: cquinn@pensacolastate.edu 

Bylaws - Bill Mullowney, Valencia College, 190 S Orange Aveune, Orlando, FL 32801, PH: 407-582-3411, Email: bmullowney@valenciacollege.edu

Certified College Professional - Charlene Latimer, Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, PH: 386-506-3142, Email: latimec@daytonastate.edu

Finance and  Human Resources - Byron Todd, Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304, PH: 850-201-8280, Email: toddb@tcc.fl.edu

Legislative - Victoria Hernandez,  Miami Dade College, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 PH: 305-237-7563, Email: vhernand@mdc.edu

Membership Development - Tracy Glidden, Eastern Florida State College, 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935, PH: 321-433-5548, Email: gliddent@easternflorida.ed

Member Services - Rob Gregg, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504, PH: 850-484-1848, Email: rgregg@pensacolastate.edu 

Member Services - Rita Miller, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401 PH: 850-747-3234, Email: lmiller@gulfcoast.edu

Nominating - Dan Rodkin, Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606, PH: 352-395-4171, Email: dan.rodkin@sfcollege.edu

Planning and Development - Tina Hart, Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981, PH: 772-462-4703, Email: chart@irsc.edu

Policy & Advocacy Committee - Ed Meadows, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32504, PH: 850-484-1700, Email: emeadows@pensacolastate.edu

Service Project Committee - Ray Coulter, Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461, PH: 561-868-4161, Email: coulter@palmbeachstate.edu

Special Committee Chairs (Ex officio)

AFC Retirees - Barbara Cohen-Pippin, Broward College, 113 East College Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301, PH: 850-222-3222, Email: cohenpippin@gmail.com

Credentials and Tellers - Alice Pendergrass, Chipola College, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446, PH: 850-526-2370, Email: pendergrassa@chipola.edu

Journal Editorial - Robert Flores,  South Florida State College, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825, PH: 561-784-7099, Email: floresr@southflorida.edu 

Speakers Bureau - Stephanie L. Campbell, Polk State College, 310 Technology Drive, Bartow, FL 33830, PH: 863-669-2951
Email: stcampbell@polk.edu

Speakers Bureau - Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell, Palm Beach State College, 300 Saint Lucie Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431, PH: 561-862-4415, Email: ferrelln@palmbeachstate.edu

Awards Committee

DUTIES: The Awards Committee selects recipients for the following Association awards: Honorary Life Membership; Distinguished Service Member; Outstanding Commission of the Year; Outstanding Region of the Year; and Outstanding Chapter of the Year.

For more information on specific Association awards see the Bylaws and Standing Rules

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of a minimum of six (6) members - a Chair and one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions.

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1.

Chair 

Carol Quinn
Pensacola State College
1000 College Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32504
PH: 850-484-1722
Email: cquinn@pensacolastate.edu  

Region I

Katrina Porter
Gulf Coast State College
5230 West US Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
PH: 850-872-3864
kporter@gulfcoast.edu

 

Region II

Debi McElroy
Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606 
PH: 352-395-5843
debi.mcelroy@sfcollege.edu

Region III

Angela Madison
Valencia College
190 South Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
PH: 407-582-3327
amadison@valenciacollege.edu

Region IV

Delores Teter
St. Petersburg College
19803 Wyndham Lakes Drive
Odessa, FL 33556
PH: 813-495-6208
Email: jteter@verizon.net 

Region V

Miguel Ramirez
Broward College
225 East Las Olas Boulevard, 8th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
PH: 954-201-7821
Email: mramire1@broward.edu

Bylaws Committee

DUTIES: The Bylaws Committee reviews the Association's Bylaws and Standing Rules annually. It interprets the bylaws and makes recommendations to the AFC Board of Directors regarding potential changes to the bylaws and/or standing rules.

The Committee reviews all proposed changes to the AFC bylaws and standing rules received from commissions, regions or chapters or members prior to action by the Board of Directors.

The Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding commission, region and chapter bylaws and/or policies and procedures to ensure they are not in conflict with the AFC bylaws and/or standing rules.

The Committee reviews all resolutions submitted in accordance with the Bylaws and Standing Rules.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of six (6) members - a Chair and one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions. The Chair is selected by the Association President. The representatives from the regions are appointed by the President or his/her designee.

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1.

Chair

Bill Mullowney
Valencia College
190 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
PH: 407-582-3450
Email: bmullowney@valenciacollege.edu


Certified College Professional

DUTIES: The Certified College Professional Program Committee works closely with AFC Staff and serves to provide oversight and make policy recommendations for the on-going offering, maintenance, and operation of the Certified College Professional Program.

Chair

Charlene Latimer
Daytona State College
1200 West International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
PH: 386-506-3142
Email: latimec@daytonastate.edu

Finance and Human Resources Committee

DUTIES: The Finance and Retirement Issues Committee assists the AFC Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop an annual budget.

The Committee provides guidance on financial matters that affect the Association and assists with the development of Association personnel policies and procedures.

The Committee reviews current and proposed budgetary and personnel legislation and recommends action to the AFC Board of Directors.

The Committee Chair prepares periodic Association budget updates for review by the AFC Board of Directors and for the analysis of the Association's Annual Audit to include recommendations for changes in the Association's budgeting and record keeping process.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of a chair and the Association of Florida College’s Executive Committee

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1

Chair

Byron Todd
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
PH: 850-201-8280
Email: toddb@tccfl.edu

Legislative Committee  

DUTIES: The Legislative Committee assists in the development of the Association's Annual Legislative Program in coordination with the Division of Florida Colleges, the Community and State Colleges Council of Presidents, and the AFC Chief Executive Officer. The Committee develops, disseminates, and tabulates the AFC Legislative Survey each biennium; reviews current legislative matters affecting community colleges and recommends changes and improvements; assists the Association staff in legislative communications; maintains a community college legislative network among commission, regions and chapters; provides information on legislation to commission, region and chapter legislative representatives; and assists commissions, regions and chapters in implementing programs that recognize legislators who have made significant contributions to the Florida College System.

The Committee works closely with the AFC Retirement Issues Committee.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of seven (7) members - a Chair, Chair Designate, and one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions. The Chair is selected by the Association President. The Chair Designate is selected by the President-elect. The representatives from the regions are appointed by the President from nominees received from the Chapters and/or from the list of college liaisons. College liaisons not appointed to the Committee are non-voting, ex-officio members.

Members serve a one-year term beginning July 1 with the exception of the Chair designate who serves for a minimum of two years.

Chair 

Victoria Hernandez
Miami Dade College
300 NE 2nd Ave
MIami, Fl 33132
PH: 305-298-4878
Email: vhernan@mdc.edu

Member Services Committee

DUTIES: The Member Services Committee reviews the Association's benefit packages and the AFC Insurance Programs and recommend action to the AFC Board of Directors to improve services to the membership, including institutional members.

The Committee initiates and/or investigates additional membership benefits and makes recommendations concerning new benefits to the AFC Board of Directors.

The Committee may not enter into any contract on behalf of the AFC.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of seven (7) members - a Chair, one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions, and an at-large member. The Chair and the at-large member are selected by the Association President. The representatives from the regions are appointed by the President.

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1. 

Co-Chair

Rob Gregg
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32504
PH: 850-484-1848
Email: rgregg@pensacolastate.edu

Co-Chair

Rita Miller
Gulf Coast State College
5230 W US Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401 PH: 850-747-3234
Email: lmiller@gulfcoast.edu

Region I

Jim Froh
Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446
PH: 850-718-2413
Email: frohj@chipola.edu

Region IV

Kasongo Butler
Pasco-Hernando State College
10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
PH: 727-816-3356 
Email: butlerk@phsc.edu 

Region V

Paul Felarca
Broward College
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 3306
PH: 954-201-2934
Email: tfelarca@broward.edu 

Membership Development Committee

DUTIES: The Membership Development Committee develops, recommends and implements AFC Board of Directors Membership Marketing Plan actions.

The Committee assists in the development of an annual membership conference that promotes growth of the AFC membership goals. The Committee develops an agenda and secures motivational speakers and team building activities, and arranges for Association updates from the Chief Executive Officer, members of the Executive Committee, and representatives of commissions, regions, chapters and committees as deemed appropriate.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee may be comprised of eleven (11) members: Chairs (1); one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions; an at-large member; ex-officio members (3) - one each from the Member Services Committee and the Planning and Development Committee; and an AFC staff representative. Committee chairs and members are appointed by the President.

All terms begin January 1.

Chair

Tracy Glidden
Eastern Florida State College
3865 N. Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32935
PH: 321-433-5548
Email: gliddent@easternflorida.edu 

Region I

Jamie Beck
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32504
PH: 850-484-1513 
Email: jbeck@pensacolastate.edu

Jacqueline B. Edwards
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
PH: 850-201-8710
Email: edwardsj@tcc.fl.edu

Region II
Joyce Smith
St. Johns River State College
5001 St. Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
PH: 386-312-4238
Email: joycesmith@sjrstate.edu

Region III
 

Cynthia Nash
Lake-Sumter State College
9501 US Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
PH: 352-435-6343
Email: nashc@lssc.edu

Region IV

Jaimie Pagels
Pasco-Hernando State College
10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
PH: 727-816-3197
Email: pagelsj@phsc.edu

Region V

Miguel Ramirez
Broward College
111 East Law Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
PH: 954-201-7821
Email: Mramire1@broward.edu


Ex Officio: Planning and Development Committee and Member Services Committee

Nominating Committee

DUTIES: The Committee is responsible for ensuring that a slate of nominees for each AFC state office is presented to the general membership for consideration at each AFC Annual Meeting and Conference. The Chair (past president) will present a slate of officers for approval to the Board of Directors.

The dates for submitting materials to the AFC office will vary due to changing dates of the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference.

Any candidate who wishes to pursue an office and has the approval of their college is required to fill out the Application for Candidate for State Office form (attached) and return to the Nominating Committee Chair.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee consists of the past president and regional directors.

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1.

Chair

Dan Rodkin
Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32606
PH: 352-395-4171
Email: dan.rodkin@sfcollege.edu


Region I

Wendi Garrett
Gulf Coast State College
5230 W. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 3240
PH: 850-747-3200
Email: wgarrett@gulfcoast.edu

Region II

Heather Jones
St. Johns River State College
5001 St. Johns Ave.
Palatka, FL 32177
PH: 386-312-4132
Email: heatherjones@sjrstate.edu 

Region III

Michael Merrill
Lake-Sumter State College
9501 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34474
PH: 352-787-3747x 4248
Email: merrillm@lssc.edu

Region IV

Stephanie L. Campbell
Polk State College
310 Technology Drive
Bartow, FL 33830
PH: 863-669-2951
Email: stcampbell@polk.edu 

Region V

Denise Rodriguez
Broward College
7200 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, FL33024
PH: 954-201-8991
Email: Drodrig4@broward.edu 

Planning and Development Committee

DUTIES: The Planning and Development Committee reviews, monitors, and recommends updates to the AFC's "Strategic Long-Range Plan" to AFC Board of Directors. Particular emphasis is given to the Association's structure, functions, and effectiveness to determine if the needs of the membership are met.

The Committee recommends action to the AFC Board of Directors action required to meet the Association's short- and long-range goals and objectives.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of ten (10) members - a Chair, the immediate past-chair, one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions, an at-large member, the Chair of the Council of Presidents, and a representative of the Division of Florida Colleges. The Chair and the at-large member are selected by the Association President. The representatives from the regions are appointed by the President. The Division of Florida Colleges representative is selected by the Chancellor.

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1.

Chair
Tina  Hart
Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
PH: 772-462-4703
Email: chart@irsc.edu

Members at large: President's Council chair, Trustees Commission chair, AFC Foundation chair, Division of Florida Colleges representative.

Policy and Advocacy Committee

This committee shall be comprised of the 28 Florida Community College Presidents. The AFC Legislative Committee Chair, AFC President, and AFC Trustee Commission Chair will serve ex-officio, as non-voting representatives to aid the committee in fulfilling its responsibilities. The committee is based on the work of the Council of Presidents and its sub-groups, and with input from AFC and others, develop and affect public policy for the achievement of the mission and goals of Florida’s community colleges. The Policy and Advocacy Committee will strive to impact policymaking by promoting the near and long-term community college policy agenda and the community college legislative agendas.”

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES:

The membership of the Policy and Advocacy will include all twenty-eight college presidents. The President of AFC, the Chair of the AFC Legislative Committee, and the Chair of the Trustees’ Commission shall serve as ex-officio members of the committee. Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1.

Chair

Ed Meadows
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32504
PH: 850-484-1700
Email: emeadows@pensacolastate.edu

 

Service Project Committee

DUTIES: The Service Project Committee plans and coordinates all statewide service projects, which may include Leadership Conference and the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference. Members may be appointed to this Committee by the AFC President.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: This committee shall be appointed by the President on an annual basis to be responsible for determining and implementing state-wide service projects.

All terms begin January 1.

Chair

Ray Coulter
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461
PH: 561-868-4161
Email: coulter@palmbeachstate.edu

AFC Retirees

Chair

Barbara Cohen-Pippin
Broward College
113 East College Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
PH: 850-222-3222
Email: cohenpippin@gmail.com

Credentials and Tellers

DUTIES: The Credentials and Tellers Committee is responsible for verifying the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference Attendance Report and for ensuring the credentials of all voting delegates at the Annual Meeting.

CREDENTIALS and TELLERS COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES

The Credentials and Tellers Committee includes Eileen Johnson, AFC’s Director of Administration and Finance, and three additional members.

Chair

Alice Pendergrass
Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446
PH: 850-526-2370
Email: pendergrassa@chipola.edu

Journal Editorial Committee

The AFC Ad Hoc Journal Editorial Committee solicits, reviews and selects articles for publication in the Association's JOURNAL: VISIONS.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: There are no specific guidelines in the AFC Bylaws or Standing Rules regarding appointment to this committee; however, it is customary for the Association President to appoint the Journal Editorial Committee in consultation with the Committee Chair (Journal Editor).

There is no set term for members of this ad hoc committee.

Chair

Robert Flores
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
PH: 561-784-7099
Email: floresr@southflorida.edu