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Career and Professional Employees Commission

Promotes professional growth and exchange of information amongst the career and professional (non-administrative, non-faculty) employees.




  1. Welcome
  2. Executive Board
  3. News
  4. Awards
  5. Bylaws
  6. Minutes and Reports

Welcome - A Message From the Chair

Tracy GliddenHello!  I am thrilled to serve as your 2015 Career & Professional Employee Commission Chair!  Our team brings enthusiasm and experience to our commission, with a promising year full of exciting events and opportunities.

The Career & Professional Employee Commission exists to share information and promote your growth as career and professional employees of Florida’s great college system.  Through networking with one another, we are able to share ideas and best practices, and to promote individual professional growth which continues to support our colleges.

I would love to hear from each of you, and hope to meet many of you this year.  Please let me know if you would like to become more involved, or if you have any questions about CPEC or AFC.  Invite your co-workers to join, and to become involved (see attached guide). 

With your help and support, the Career & Professional Employee Commission could be Commission of the Year for 2015!

Tracy Glidden
Chair, CPEC 2015

2015 Executive Board

Tracy Glidden, Eastern Florida State College
Phone: 321-433-5548

Immediate Past Chair: Cara Bennett, College of Central Florida
Phone: 352-873-5848

Chair-Elect: Kim Baker, Hillsborough Community College
Phone: 813-253-7127

Vice Chair: Sarah David, College of Central Florida
Phone: 352-873-5841

Secretary: Cara Bennett, College of Central Florida
Phone: 352-873-5848

Treasurer: Kathy Bauernfeind, Eastern Florida State College
Phone: 321-433-5502

Historian: Loretta Jackson, South Florida State College
Phone: 863-784-7442


Congratulations to our 2014 Convention Award Winners:

Book Scholarship Award: Cheryl Osberg, Seminole State College

Essay Award: Wanita Bates, South Florida State College

Unsung Hero: Terry Comeau, Northeast Florida State College

Employee of the Year: Kim Baker, Hillsborough Community College

Exemplary Practice Winners:

       Eileen Trobaugh and Wilma Sharp,
Eastern Florida State College
(See Eileen and Willie's presentation here)

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Don't miss out on your chance to win! Deadline to enter is October 26, 2015!

Unsung Hero - $100
This award recognizes a member of the AFC Career and Professional Employees Commission for their strong commitment and tireless, behind-the-scenes efforts at the local chapter and/or commission level.

Essay Writing - $100
Recognizes the professional writing talents of the career and professional employees in the Florida College System. 

Book Scholarship - $100
This scholarship is offered to assist CPEC members and their families pay costs not waived by their institutions. 

Employee of the Year - $250
Recognizes a model employee who has exceeded the expectations of his or her job duties.


Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Career and Professional Employees Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws:

CPEC Bylaws PDF icon

CPEC Bylaws revisions to be voted on at the November 2015 General Meeting. Please check the proposed changes so you will be prepared to vote!

Minutes and Reports

Region V Post Conference Report

AFC Board Report (2015 Leadership Conference)

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes (2015 Pre-Leadership)

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes (2014 Annual Conference)

CPEC Treasurer Report (updated 10/29/14)


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