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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. Bylaws
  5. Minutes and Reports
  6. Current Announcements

Welcome - A Message From the Chair

Hello!  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


CPEC had a wonderful time at the Region V Conference! Check out our reports below and join us at the upcoming Region IV Conference on April 17th at Florida Southwestern!

Post Conference Report
Legislative Update
Dream It Do It Club

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)


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


The AFC Foundation, Region III and the CPEC Commission have partnered for an incredible opportunity!

  • One lucky person will win up to $10,000 in our 50/50 drawing at the Membership Development Conference at Jupiter Beach Resort on Thu Jul 9, 2015 9:00 AM - Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:00 PM
  • Tickets are available for $20 each! (recommended donation)
  • Only up to 1000 tickets will be sold, so don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!
  • Actual amount of award will be 50% of funds from tickets sold
         o Contribution is tax-deductible
         o Winner responsible for paying federal income          taxes
         o No purchase necessary
  • Contact Tracy Glidden or Jean Scheppers for your ticket and your chance to win big!
  • You need not be present to win.

Drawing Flyer

The CPEC Spring Conference will be held at the College of Central Florida on June 11, 2015, in conjunction with Region III. Join us for some great educational sessions and some networking!

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Agenda alt

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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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