Promotes professional growth and exchange of information among the career and professional (non-administrative, non-faculty) employees.

Welcome - A Message from the 2024 Chair 

Hello! I am Dana Livesay, and I am privileged to be serving you as the Chair of CPEC and holding the honor of being the longest-serving chapter president at Hillsborough Community College. Additionally, I am the Project Coordinator for the college's Instructional Technology Services department and an adjunct instructor. Having joined AFC in 1994 during my employee orientation, I can truly say that AFC membership is among the most rewarding investments you can make in your professional development. 

 It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to you as a valued member of the Career and Professional Employees Commission. Your presence enriches our vibrant community, uniting career professionals from Florida's 28 exceptional colleges. As a CPEC member, you are now part of a dynamic network dedicated to fostering professional growth, sharing insights, networking, and promoting collaboration. 

 This year, CPEC is rebuilding, enhancing member engagement and learning opportunities, promoting leadership, and working diligently to increase our membership. Your active participation will significantly contribute to our community's success and growth, and we are genuinely excited to support you on your path to achieving your career goals. 

 If you have questions, ideas, or suggestions, please feel free to reach out. Together, let's make this year with CPEC an enriching and reading experience for all. 


Dana Livesay
CPEC Chair
[email protected]



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Chair: Dana Livesay, Hillsborough Community College: [email protected], 813-259-6530 

Chair-Elect: Vacant

Immediate Past Chair: Melonie Miner, Pensacola State College: [email protected], 850-484-1726 

Secretary: Dr. Mark McKinney, Pasco-Hernando State College[email protected], 352-518-1315

Treasurer: Cara Bennett, College of Central Florida: [email protected], 352-854-2322, x.1447

Webmaster: Obi Kalu, Pensacola State College: [email protected]850-484-2374


CPEC Award Recipients:

Essay Award: Kathy Fields, State College of Florida, Bradenton Campus

Book Scholarship Award: Margaret Bronson, Tallahassee Community College

Unsung Hero Award: Gregory Williams, Tallahassee Community College

The Employee of the Year: Cara Bennett, College of Central Florida

Exemplary Practice Winner: Summer Washington. Tallahassee Community College

CPEC Board Members who received the AFC Distinguished Service Award:




Dana Livesay, Hillsborough Community College





Sharon Walker, Tallahassee Community College





Gregory Williams, Tallahassee Community College




From left to right: Kim Baker, Dana Livesay, Sharon Walker, Robert Flores, Matt Wetzel & Gregory Williams


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


CPEC 2020 Operational Plan

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes 11/1/17

CPEC Business Meeting 11/2/17

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes 12/13/17

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes, 5/16/16 alt

Treasurer's Report, 4/16/16 alt

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes alt (2016 Spring Conference)

Treasurer's Report, 12/31/15 alt

CPEC Membership Meeting Minutes alt (2015 Annual Conference)

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes alt (2015 Annual Conference)

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes alt (2015 Pre-Annual Conference)


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