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

Welcome - A Message from the 2018 Chair

Greetings CPEC,

 It is such a great time for our commission. I am very elated to serve as the 2018 Career and Professional Employee Commission. I am looking forward to working with you this year as we make sure that our Mission is Possible by all of us Getting in the Game to take this Commission to higher heights. We must work together as a team and with that being said I would like to thank the following people for their guidance and time in helping me.

 Our Past Chairs: Matt Wetzel, Kim Baker, Tracy Glidden & Cara Bennett. I would like to challenge my E-Board to join in this fight with me. I am grateful that I have the following to work with me:

 Katie Profeta (2018 Chair- Elect)
Kathryn Bauernfeind (Treasurer)
Jennifer Lewallen (Secretary)

 Thanks for your support in making the Career and Professional Employee Commission the Commission of the Year in 2018!!!

 Gregory Williams, CCP

Association of Florida Colleges

Career & Professional Employee Commission Chair - 2018
Tallahassee Community College
Phone: (850) 201-8361

Email: williagr@tcc.fl.edu

 Learn more about CPEC by watching our CPEC 101 presentation!

Commission Resources

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  2. Announcements
  3. Executive Board
  4. Bylaws
  5. Minutes and Reports
  6. Get Connected


SAVE THE DATE!! Region One is teaming up with the Career and Professional Employees Commission (CPEC) and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission (EDI) to host a joint Conference at Pensacola State College in Pensacola on April 20. Complete hotel and registration information will be coming soon. We are also planning a pre-event for the evening of April 19 and those details will be made available with the agenda at a later date. Hope to see you all there!

Call for Papers - 2018 Spring Conference

Hotel Information:

Homewood Suites
5049 Corporate Woods Drive
Pensacola, FL 32504

  • Reservations can be made by calling the Hotel directly at (850) 474-3777, or on their website,
    homewoodsuitespensacola.com and enter the group code: BA1 to receive the special group rate of $149/night.
  • Credit card required at the time of booking reservation.
  • Individuals are responsible for their own charges.
  • Reservations by attendees must be received on or before March 23, 2018.

Cost and Schedule:

The Registration fee for the conference is $50 for AFC members and $25 for retired members. Lunch is included in the registration. The deadline for registration is March 23, 2018. Online registration is available from this page. Payment may be made during registration the day of the event or mailed in advance to:

Pensacola State College
Attn: Lanatta Barrett
1000 College Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32504.

~ Make checks payable to the Association of Florida Colleges ~

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Community Service Project

Region One, CPEC, and EDI have chosen United Way of Escambia County’s ReadingPals Program as the conference Community Service Project. Please bring a donation of a new or previously loved children’s book to the conference to show your support.

Download the Flyer!


Congratulations to our 2017 CPEC Award Winners:

Essay Award: Kathy Fields, State College of Florida, Bradenton Campus



Book Scholarship Award: Margaret Bronson, Tallahassee Community College






Unsung Hero Award: Gregory Williams, Tallahassee Community College











Employee of the Year: Cara Bennett, College of Central Florida




Exemplary Practice Winner: Summer Washington. Tallahassee Community College

Congratulations to Our CPEC Board Members who were selected for the 2017 Distinguish Service Awards:




Dana Livesay, Hillsborough Community College





Sharon Walker, Tallahassee Community College





Gregory Williams, Tallahassee Community College




From left to right: 2016 CPEC Chair Kim Baker, Dana Livesay, Sharon Walker, 2017 AFC President Robert Flores, 2017 CPEC Chair Matt Wetzel & Gregory Williams



Chair: Greg Williams, Tallahassee Community College; eMail: williagr@tcc.fl.edu; Phone: 850-201-8361

Chair-Elect: Katie Profeta, Indian River State College; eMail: kprofeta@irsc.edu; Phone: 772-462-7629

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

Secretary: Jennifer Lewallen, Pasco-Hernando State College, eMail:lewallj@phsc.edu Phone: 727-816-3226

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

Historian: Cara Benett, College of Central Florida; eMail: bennettc@cf.edu; Phone: 352-854-2322 x1447

Parliamentarian: Mark Ross, College of Central Florida; eMail: rossm@cf.edu; Phone: 352-291-4419

Webmaster: Obi Kalu, Pensacola State College; eMail: okalu@pensacolastate.edu; Phone: 850-484-2374

Region I Representative: Sharlon Walker, Tallahassee Community College; eMail:walkers@tcc.fl.edu; Phone: 850-201-6148

Region II Representative: Carol Pugh, Santa Fe College; eMail: carol.pugh@sfcollege.edu; Phone: 352-395-5365

Region III Representative: Cristen Jacobsen, Eastern Florida State College; eMail: jacobsenc@easternflorida.edu; Phone: 321-433-5957

Region IV Representative: Shertha Arrington, Polk State College; eMail: sarrington@polk.edu; Phone: 863-669-2943

Region V Representative: Kimberlie Massnick, Indian River State College; eMail: kmassnic@irsc.edu; Phone: 772-462-7966


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 Board Meeting Minutes 11/1/17

CPEC Business Meeting 11/2/17

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes 12/13/17

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes, 5/16/16 alt

Treasurer's Report, 4/16/16 alt

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes alt (2016 Spring Conference)

Treasurer's Report, 12/31/15 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)


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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.