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Student Development Commission

The mission of the Student Development Commission is to provide professional development and leadership opportunities for student affairs practitioners and others throughout the state who actively encourage students to realize their fullest potential and reach their educational, life and career goals.




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



Student Development: What We Do

  • Promote Student Service Programs throughout the regions and statewide
  • Share Ideas and enhance professional development by offering conferences and workshops
  • Discuss common problems and concerns
  • Gather data and conduct surveys relative to various state meetings
  • Coordinate activities with other commissions
  • Acknowledge outstanding student service practices through Exemplary Practice Awards competition
  • Recognize practitioners who are considered exceptionally effective and active in the local AFC chapter as well as the Student Development Commission through special service awards
  • Provide a means for exchange of ideas and an update about regional activities through the publication of our newsletter, The Network.



Executive Board


ChairMelissa Scalzi, Tallahassee Community College
Phone:  850-201-9446

Chair-Elect:  Marjorie McGee, College of Central Florida
Phone: 352-854-2322 x1578

Past Chair:  Joy Raulerson,  Pasco-Hernando State College
Phone:  727-816-3215

Recording Secretary: Jessica White, Pasco-Hernando State College
Phone: 727-816-3764

Treasurer:  Rosebud Leslie, Polk State College
Phone:  863-669-2943





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


Register now for the 2014 Student Development Conference from May 14, 2014 to May 16, 2014.


Call for Presenters

You are cordially invited to submit a proposal for a concurrent session presentation at the Association of Florida Colleges Student Development Commission 47th annual conference!  All concurrent session presentations will be held on May 15 and 16  at the Tallahassee DoubleTree and Tallahassee Community College.

Presentations should represent best practices regarding student affairs topics facing college faculty, staff, and students.  The conference planning committee is seeking submissions from a diverse range of scholars, practitioners, faculty members, staff members, managers, directors, administrators, community leaders, consultants, and business partners.

Deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, March 24, 2014. All primary concurrent session presenters will be notified via e-mail.  The primary contact person is responsible for notifying the members of the proposed concurrent session of the committee’s decision and, if accepted, confirming their intention to attend.  Upon acceptance of the concurrent session presentation proposal, each presenter agrees to participate by presenting the approved session and registering for the conference.

Please click on this Presenter Proposal link to complete the online proposal form.


By-laws and

Standing Rules

Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Student Development Commission hereby adopts these By-laws and Standing Rules.






The Student Development Commission Newsletter, The Network, is published electronically four times a year.


The latest one can be found at: http://dept.sfcollege.edu/studentlife/facc-sdc//july2013.htm


Awards and Recognition

The Student Development Commission has established six awards to honor and recognize members of the commission. Click on the links below to view criteria and nomination forms.

Cameron Hall Practitioner Award

Dr. Debra J. Hay Distinguished Award

Dr. Charles R. Dassance Student Development Advancement Award

Student Leader Connection Award

Faculty Connection Award

Exemplary Practice Award


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