PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dr. Robert Flores

Empowering Leaders...and Transforming Lives

The administration, faculty, and staff of our 28 Florida colleges transform the lives of our students and communities every day. The commitment and leadership provided by our college presidents creates the synergy making the Florida College System an example of national excellence in higher education.

The Florida College System (FCS) transformed my life by giving me the tools and skills that put me on the road from GED to doctorate, enabling me to develop my administrative career.

I am extremely honored to be the 2017 Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) President. I never envisioned that twenty years after joining AFC, I would be the president of the association. AFC empowered me with opportunities to develop my leadership skills. The development and empowering of its members has been the calling of AFC. The role of AFC within the FCS affords our enthusiastic volunteer members venues for professional development, advocacy, and networking.

As an AFC Board member for the last five years, my goals have been to increase AFC’s value to our members and to provide 2017 President's Logolong term financial stability. We have made significant strides in accomplishing these goals. In 2017, AFC will no longer have a mortgage on the Tallahassee facility. Our regions and commissions collaborations have enhanced the number of staff development offerings.

My vision for AFC is to maintain support for our legislative advocacy, community service, networking, and professional development.

One of my major goals for 2017 is to expand our staff development offerings. The objective is to identify and provide affordable continuing education credits to our members. Another of my goals will be to isolate what programs and support can be brought to our member colleges in order to meet the ever growing need for safe campuses. An additional goal of mine is to have our regions reach out to Habitat for Humanity in order to bring awareness of the homelessness problem faced by our students and our communities.

I look forward to meeting you at our upcoming events. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me on AFC issues. I will make it my priority to accommodate any chapter visit invitations.

Together, we will continue to empower leaders and transform lives.

Dr. Robert Flores
South Florida State College


 

AFC Past Presidents

2016 - Mrs. Juanita Scott

2015 - Dr. Dan Rodkin

2014 - Mr. Peter Usinger

2013 - Mr. Byron Todd

2012 - Dr. Gary Sligh

2011 - Mrs. Evelyn Ward

FACC Past Presidents

2010 - Dr. Martha Williams

2009 - Dr. Will Benedicks

2008 - Mrs. Carol Quinn

2007 - Dr. Jeff Allbritten

2006 - Mrs. Sandra Harrell

2005 - Mr. Jeff Peters

2004 - Mr. Paul Szuch

2003 - Mrs. Pat Ayers

2002 - Mr. Bill Shaffer

2001 - Mr. Michael Comins

2000 - Mrs. Joyce Traynom

1999 - Dr. Chuck Mojock

1998 - Dr. Dale O'Daniel

1997 - Dr. Margaret Massey

1996 - Mr. Gauis Bruce

1995 - Dr. Burt Harres

1994 - Mrs. Eva Maria "Patti" Hysmith

1993 - Mr. Tom Green

1992 -  Dr. Ronda White

1991 - Mr. Andre Hawkins

1990 - Mrs. Sharon Crow

1989 - Mr. Bob Wilcosky

1988 - Dr. Leo Diaz

1987 - Mr. Anthony Casale

1986 - Dr. Catherine Cornelius

1985 - Dr. Jerry Odom