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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  

 

Standing Committee Chairs (Ex officio)

Awards - Lena Phelps, South Florida State College, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825, PH: 863-784-7303, Email: Lena.Phelps@southflorida.edu

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

Certified College Professional - Will Benedicks, Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304, PH: 850-201-8170, Email: benedicw@tcc.fl.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 - Matthew Holliday, Florida SouthWestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33919 PH: 239-489-9052, Email: matthew.holliday@fsw.edu

Membership Development - Juanita Scott, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32504, PH: 850-484-1953, Email: jscott@pensacolastate.edu

Membership Development - Xiao Wang, Broward College, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314, PH: 754-422-9990, Email: xwang@broward.edu

Member Services - James Evans, Broward College, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, PH: 954-201-2301, Email: jevans@broward.edu

Member Services - Joy Raulerson, Pasco-Hernando State College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654, PH: 727-816-3215, Email: raulerj@phsc.edu

Nominating - Peter Usinger, Polk State College, 999 Avenue H, NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881, PH: 863-297-5009, Email: pusinger@polk.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

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

Policy & Advocacy Committee - Carol Probstfeld (through June 30), State College of Florida, 5840 26St West, Bradenton FL 34207, PH: 941-752-5201, Email: probstc@scf.edu

Service Project Committee - James Froh, Chipola College, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446, PH: 850-718-2413, Email: frohj@chipola.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 - Will Benedicks, Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304, PH: 850-201-8170, Email: benedicw@tcc.fl.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 

Lena Phelps
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
PH: 863-784-7303
Email: Lena.Phelps@southflorida.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

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

Region IV

Beth Taylor
Hillsborough Community College
551 24th Street NE
Ruskin, FL 33570
PH: 813-253-7000 x5725
btaylor20@hccfl.edu

Region V

Kim Allen
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461
PH: 561-868-4049
allenk@palmbeachstate.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
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.

Co-Chair

Will Benedicks
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
PH: 850-320-3944
willb@myafchome.org

Co-Chair

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

Matthew Holliday
Florida SouthWestern State College
8099 College Parkway SW
Fort Myers, FL 33929
PH: 239-489-9052
Email: matthew.holliday@fsw.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

James Evans
Broward College
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
PH: 954-201-2301
jevans@broward.edu

Co-Chair

Joy Raulerson
Pasco-Hernando State College
10230  Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
PH; 727-816-3215
raulerj@phsc.edu

Region I

Wanjiku Jackson
Northwest Florida State College
100 College Blvd. 
Niceville, FL 32578 
PH: 850-729-5202
jacksonw@nwfsc.edu 

Region I

Renee Maples
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
PH: 850-718-2311
maplesr@tcc.fl.edu

Region III
Judy Menadier
College of Central Florida
3001 S.W. College Road
Ocala, FL 34474-4415
PH: 352-854-2322 x 1550
menadiej@cf.edu

Region V

Mark Johnson
Miami Dade College
11380 NW 27 Avenue
Miami, FL 33167
PH: 305-237-1649
Mjohnso2@mdc.edu 

Region V

Paul Felarca
Broward College
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 3306
PH: 954-201-2934
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.


Co-Chair

Juanita Scott
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504
PH: 850-484-1943
jscott@pensacolastate.edu

Co-Chair

Xiao Wang
Broward College
3501 SW Davie Road
Davie, FL 33314
PH: 754-422-9990
xwang@broward.edu 

Region I

Annie Todd
 Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Dr.
Tallahassee 32304
PH: 850- 201-9669
tangent01@embarqmail.com

Region I

Melissa Pinero
Gulf Coast State College
5230 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
PH: 850-873-3526
mpinero@gulfcoast.edu

Region II
Maggie Dartiguenave-Peck
Florida State College at Jacksonville
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32246
PH: 904-646-2141
mdartigu@fscj.edu

Region II

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

Region III

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

Region III
Isa Suarez
Valencia College
8600 Valencia College Lane
Orlando, FL 32825
PH: 407-582-3317
isuarezrivera@valenciacolleg.edu

Region IV

Marta Clinger
Polk State College
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
PH: 863-292-3671
mclinger@polk.edu 

Region IV

Matthew James
Polk State College
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
PH: 863-207-4822
mjames@polk.edu 

Region IV

Sally Hoogewerf
St. Petersburg College
PO Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
PH: 727-201-1051
sahoogewerf@gmail.com

Region V

Jesse Carlo
Miami Dade College
3500 NW 115th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178
PH: 305-237-4936
Jcarlo1@mdc.edu 

Region V

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

Peter Usinger
Polk State College
999 Avenue H, NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
PH: 863-297-5009

Region I

Matthew White
Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446
PH: 850-209-1876
whitem@chipola.edu

Region II

Rawlslyn Francis
Florida State College at Jacksonville
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32246
PH: 904-646-2341
rawlslyn.francis@fscj.edu

Region III

Jean Scheppers
College of Central Florida
3001 College Rd.
Ocala, FL 34474
PH: 352-299-5146
scheppej@cf.edu 

Region IV

Sue Buntic
Florida SouthWestern State College
7007 Lely Cultural Parkway
Naples, FL 34113
PH: 239-732-3706
sbuntic@fsw.edu

Region V

Wanda Curtiss
Miami Dade College
3800 NW 115th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178
PH: 305-237-8969
wcurtiss@mdc.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.


Co-Chair

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

Co-Chair

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

Carol Probstfeld (through June 30)
State College of Florida
5840 26St West
Bradenton FL 34207
PH: 941-752-5201
Email: probstc@scf.edu
 

Service Project Committee

DUTIES: The Service Project Committee plans and coordinates all statewide service projects, which may include Leadership Conference, Joint Commission Spring Conference, Membership 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

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

Region I

Wanjiku Jackson 
Northwest Florida State College
100 College Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32578
PH: 850-729-5202
jacksonw@nwfsc.edu 

Region II

Tonia Lawson
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
PH: 386-754-4226
tonia.lawson@fgc.edu

Region III

Naja Williams
Valencia College
1800 South Kirkland Rd.
Orlando, FL 32811
PH: 407-582-1638
nwilliams67@valenciacollege.edu

Region IV

Robin Robinson 
Polk State College
3425 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33803
PH: 863-298-6869
rorobinson@polk.edu 

Region V

Sandy Barrett
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461
PH: 561-868-3885
barretts@palmbeachstate.edu 

 

AFC Retirees

Barbara Cohen-Pippin
Broward College
113 East College Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
PH: 850-222-3222
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
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

Will Benedicks
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
PH: 850-320-3944
willb@myafchome.org

 
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