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Equity Commission

Provides leadership, advice, counsel, and opportunity for professional development on EA./EO matters.




  1. What We Do
  2. Executive Board
  3. Bylaws
  4. Newsletter
  5. Announcements
  6. Awards and Recognition


Equity: Who We Are





Historically, the Equity Commission's purpose was to provide leadership, advice and counsel on EA/EO/Equity matters, to recommend equity legislative issues to AFC, and to provide a vehicle for professional development.  This year we are looking to expand our scope by adding elements of general diversity and inclusion work that would be relevant all AFC members, regardless of if they serve their institution in an official equity role.  True diversity involves EVERYONE!


Executive Board


Chair:  Melissa Pinero, Gulf Coast State College
Phone: 850-873-3526

Chair-Elect: Daniel Cronrath, Florida Gateway College

Past Chair: Lonnie Thompson, Daytona State College
Phone: 386-506-3973

Secretary: Naisy Dolar, Gulf Coast State College
Phone: 850-769-1551 ext. 3321

Treasurer: Patricia McGee, Pasco-Hernando State College
Phone: 727-816-3169




Information about upcoming conferences, exemplary practice, and special contests will be posted here. Check back throughout the year for updates.

Save the Date: 65th Annual Convention, October 29-31!

For more information and to Register, please visit the Events page.




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

Equity Commission Bylaws alt

The Commission will be reviewing the bylaws this year for any updates to be implemented after convention. 






The Equity Commission Newsletter is published electronically twice a year.  If you wish to be included in our mailing, please officially register with AFC as a member of the Equity Commission.  Equity does not need to be your "primary" commission to receive our communications.  



Awards and Recognition

Exemplary Practice Awards

2014                                                                          Rachel Luce-Hitt, Valencia College                          "Beyond Compliance: Creating an Inclusive        Environment for the LGBTQI Community"

2013                                                                         Aminah Nicols and Darrius Demps, Santa Fe College     "My Brother's Keeper"

2012                                                                           Rachel Allen, Valencia College                                  "Peace and Justice Initiative"