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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.


Student Development - Through our network we:



  • 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 student service functions
  • Represent the interests of our colleagues at 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
Chair:  John Fey, Pasco-Hernando State College
Phone: 727-816-3111

Chair-Elect:  Lori Cannon, Gulf Coast State College
Phone: 850-873-3598

Past Chair: Deanne Abrams, Valencia College
Phone: 407-582-2038
Recording Secretary: Adrienne Provost, Santa Fe College
Phone: 352-395-5611
Treasurer: Wendi Garrett, Gulf Coast State College
Phone: 850-747-3200

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

Student Development Commission 50th Annual Conference
Hosted by Pasco-Hernando State College
May 16-18, 2017
PHSC Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch
located in Wesley Chapel, FL

Student Development
Who we are:
Active participants in the Commission represent the following student service areas:
  • Academic Advisement
  • Admissions and Records
  • Assessment
  • Career Development
  • Counseling
  • Dean of Students
  • Enrollment Management
  • Financial Aid
  • Instruction
  • International Students
  • Job Placement/Co-op
  • Recruitment
  • Registration
  • Retention Programs
  • Special Population Programs
  • Student Activities/Student Leadership
  • Student Development
  • Student Disability Services
  • Testing
  • and more!

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.
Standing Rules alt - as of May 2014
Bylaws alt - as of May 2015

The Student Development Commission Newsletter, The Network, is published electronically four times a year.
SDC Pre-Conference November 

Awards and Recognition
2016 Award Winners
Cameron Hall Practitioner Award
James Evans, Broward College
Dr. Charles R. Dassance ​Student Development Advancement Award
Lara Zwilling, Sante Fe College

Faculty Connection Award
Cynthia Moody, College of Central Florida

Student Leader Connection Award
Arin Conrad, College of Central Florida
Exemplary Practice Award
2017 Finalists

Indian River State College  - Emerging Leaders Program

St. Petersburg College – Smart Start Orientation

Seminole State College – Presidents and Deans List through Recognition

Gulf Coast State College – Student Development Through Travel

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.

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