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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. Bylaws
  4. Minutes and Reports
  5. Previous Awards and Recognition
  6. Current Announcements

Welcome - A Message From the Chair

2014 CPEC Executive Board
(from left to right: Sharon Ielfied (Secretary), Sarah David (Vice Chair),
Debi Jakubcin (Immediate Past Chair), Cara Bennett (Chair),
Pat Lee (Treasurer), and Tracy Glidden (Chair Elect)

I'm so excited to serve as the Chair of the Career and Professional Employee Commission for 2014! And we have an outstanding board this year - see those great people above?! We're all here to make 2014 our best year yet!

CPEC's sole purpose is to promote growth and share information among the career and professional employees of Florida's great college system. We trade best practices, learn, network, and do our best to make our colleges the best they can be.

Want to get involved and join us? We'd love to have you and hear from you! Drop me a line at bennettc@cf.edu and help us help you! Together - we can do anything!

Cara Bennett
Chair, CPEC 2014

2014 Executive Board

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

Immediate Past Chair:Debi Jakubcin, Valencia College
Phone: 407-582-2281

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

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

Secretary: Sharon Ielfield, Daytona State College
Phone: 386-506-3343

Treasurer: Pat Lee, Valencia College
Phone: 407-582-1608

Historian: LaFran Reddin, Hillsborough Community College
Phone: 813-253-7809

Parlimentarian: Linda Sullivan, Daytona State College
Phone: 386-506-4154


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

Minutes and Reports

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes (2013 Annual Convention)

CPEC General Meeting Minutes (2013 Annual Convention)

CPEC Treasurer Report (updated 11/13/13)


All winners have been chosen and will be announced at our annual meeting held during the 65th Annual Convention! Join us at our general business meeting at 8 a.m. on October 30, 2014!

Exemplary Practice Award

The winner of this award receives $700.00

Employee of the Year Award

The winner of this award receives $250.00

Unsung Hero Award

The winner of this award receives $100.00

Essay Contest

The winner of this award receives $100.00

Book Scholarship Award

The winner of this award receives $100.00

Previous Awards and Recognitions

Congratulations to our 2013 Convention Award Winners:

Book Scholarship Award:Lisa Reid, Santa Fe State College
Essay Award: Tracy Glidden, Eastern Florida State College
Unsung Hero: Valerie Lee, Daytona State College
Employee of the Year: Kim Baker, Hillsborough Community College
Exemplary Practice Winner

       Melissa DePriest, Indian River State College
              (See Melissa's presentation here)

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