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

Welcome - A Message from the 2016 Chair

Kim Baker, CPEC Chair

Hello!  I am very excited to serve as your 2016 Career & Professional Employee Commission Chair!  The 2016 Executive Board members and Committee Chairs will bring enthusiasm and experience to your commission, with a promising year full of exciting events and opportunities.  Everyone is an essential piece of the commission, AFC and represents the great “28” Colleges throughout Florida.

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.  Please let me know if you would like to become more involved, or if you have any questions about CPEC or AFC.

Puzzle PinWith your help and support, the Career & Professional Employee Commission will be Commission of the Year for 2016!

Kimberly Baker, MBA, CCP, Ed.D. Candidate
Association of Florida Colleges
Career & Professional Employee Commission Chair (CPEC) -2016
Hillsborough Community College 813-253-7127

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action"

Commission Resources

  1. News
  2. Executive Board
  3. Bylaws
  4. Minutes and Reports
  5. Get Connected


Save the Date! CPEC is joining Region IV for our Annual Spring Conference. We'll be at Polk State College on April 22, 2016. Here hoping you'll join us!

Congratulations to our 2015 Annual Conference Award Winners

Book Scholarship Award: Rita Maldonado, Valencia College

Essay Award: Sarah Stoeckel, Eastern Florida State College

Unsung Hero: Dana Livesay, Hillsborough Community College

Employee of the Year: LaFran Reddin, Hillsborough Community College

Exemplary Practice Winners: Patrica Elliot and Brittany Resmann, Seminole State College



Chair: Kim Baker, Hillsborough Community College, eMail: kbaker17@hccfl.edu; Phone: 813-253-7127

Chair-Elect: Coleen Farinelli, Palm Beach State College, eMail: farinelc@palmbeachstate.edu; Phone: 561-868-3775

Immediate Past Chair: Tracy Glidden, Eastern Florida State College, eMail: gliddent@easternflorida.edu; Phone: 321-433-5548

Vice Chair: Matt Wetzel, Florida State College of Jacksonville, eMail: mwetzel@fscj.edu Phone: 904-633-8184

Secretary: Cara Bennett, College of Central Florida, eMail: bennettc@cf.edu; Phone: 352-873-5848

Treasurer: Kathy Bauernfeind, Eastern Florida State College, eMail: bauernfeindk@easternflorida.edu; Phone: 321-433-5502


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 alt


CPEC Membership Meeting Minutes alt (2015 Annual Conference)

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes alt (2015 Annual Conference)

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes alt (2015 Pre-Annual Conference)

Region V Post Conference Report alt

AFC Board Report alt (2015 Leadership Conference)

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes alt (2015 Pre-Leadership)

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes alt (2014 Annual Conference)

CPEC Treasurer Report alt(updated 10/29/14)


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AFC Connections Get plugged in to CPEC on AFC Connections!

AFC Connections is our private interactive forum. Within this forum, we have the Career and Professional Employees Circle. Please join the circle and connect with us today!

How to Join the Career and Professional Employees Commission Circle:

Visit http://www.myafchome.org and click the login button.
Click on the 'My Profile' link.
Click on 'My Features' and select "Circles" - All Circles.
Choose the Commissions category to isolate only commissions.
Scroll down to career and professional employees commission circle and select it.
Look to the upper right corner of the page and select 'join circle.'

Click on the plug (AFC Connections) to be taken to the Career and Professional Employees Commission Circle, enter your login credentials, and click Join Circle once the circle opens.

If you have an issue logging on to the site, first try clicking on the forgot my username AND forgot my password links. Forgot my username will send you an email with your correct username. Forgot my password will send you a link to reset your password.

If your email address is not found on file, please send a message to info@myafchome.org and a staff member will contact you.