COMMITTEES

AFC has standing and special committees.  Standing committees are mandated by Bylaw and function to facilitate carrying out the AFC annual program of work.  Special Committees serve at the pleasure of the President annually and conduct specific tasks as needed. Any member may request to serve on a committee if interested.

Standing Committees:

Awards Committee Bylaws Committee Certified College Professional Program Committee Finance and Human Resources Committee
Legislative Committee Membership Development Committee Member Services Committee Nominating Committee
Planning and Development Committee Policy and Advocacy Committee Service Project Committee  

Special Committees:

AFC Retirees   Credentials and Tellers Committee Speakers Bureau 

 

Standing Committee Chairs (Ex officio)

Awards - Evelyn Ward, Chipola College; PH: 850-718-2257 ; Email: [email protected]

Bylaws - Bill Mullowney, Valencia College; Email: [email protected]

Certified College Professional Program - Charlene Latimer, Daytona State College; PH: 386-506-3142; Email: [email protected]

Finance and  Human Resources - Byron Todd, Tallahassee Community College; PH: 850-201-8280, Email: [email protected]

Legislative - Jack Capra, Northwest Florida State College; PH: 850-729-5360; Email: [email protected]

Membership Development - John Barbieri, Indian River State College; PH: 772-519-1188; Email: [email protected]

Kim Sellers, College of Central Florida; PH: 352-854-2322 x.1266; Email: [email protected]

Member Services - Melonie Miner, Pensacola State College; PH: 850-484-2037; eMail: [email protected]

Nominating - Marjorie McGee, College of Central Florida; PH: 352-291-4416; Email: [email protected]

Planning and Development - Junaita Scott, Pensacola State College; PH: 850-484-1953; Email: [email protected]

Policy & Advocacy Committee - President Joe Pickens, St. Johns River State College; PH: 850-312-4113; Email: [email protected]

Service Project Committee -  


Special Committee Chairs (Ex officio)

AFC Retirees - Dolores Teter; [email protected]

Credentials and Tellers - Eileen Johnson, Association of Florida Colleges; PH: 850-222-3222, eMail: [email protected]

AFC Speakers Bureau - Juanita Scott, Pensacola State College; PH: 850-494-1953; eMail: [email protected]


Awards Committee

DUTIES: The Awards Committee selects recipients for the following Association awards: Honorary Life Membership; Distinguished Service Member; Outstanding Commission of the Year; Outstanding Region of the Year; and Outstanding Chapter of the Year.

For more information on specific Association awards see the Bylaws and Standing Rules

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of a minimum of six (6) members - a Chair and one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions.

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1.

Chair

Evelyn Ward
Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446
PH: 850-718-2257
Email: [email protected] 

Region I Representative
Rita Dickey
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
PH: 850-201-8376
Email: [email protected]

Region II Representative
Shellie Banfield
Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd St
Gainesville, FL 32606-6200
PH: 352-381-3701
Email: [email protected]

Region III Representative
Cara Bennett
College of Central Florida
3001 SW College Road
Ocala, FL 34474
PH: 352-854-2322 x.1447
Email: [email protected]

Region IV Representative
Cary Cox
Pasco-Hernando State College
10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
PH: 352-797-5123
Email: [email protected]

Region V Representative
Jane Fisher
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461
PH: 561-868-3561
Email: [email protected]


Bylaws Committee

DUTIES: The Bylaws Committee reviews the Association's Bylaws and Standing Rules annually. It interprets the bylaws and makes recommendations to the AFC Board of Directors regarding potential changes to the bylaws and/or standing rules.

The Committee reviews all proposed changes to the AFC bylaws and standing rules received from commissions, regions or chapters or members prior to action by the Board of Directors.

The Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding commission, region and chapter bylaws and/or policies and procedures to ensure they are not in conflict with the AFC bylaws and/or standing rules.

The Committee reviews all resolutions submitted in accordance with the Bylaws and Standing Rules.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of six (6) members - a Chair and one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions. The Chair is selected by the Association President. The representatives from the regions are appointed by the President or his/her designee.

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1.

Chair

Bill Mullowney
Valencia College
190 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
PH: 407-582-3450
Email: [email protected]


 Certified College Professional Program Committee

DUTIES: The Certified College Professional Program Committee works closely with AFC Staff and serves to provide oversight and make policy recommendations for the on-going offering, maintenance, and operation of the Certified College Professional Program.

Chair
Charlene Latimer
Daytona State College
1200 W International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
PH: 386-506-3142
Email: [email protected]


Finance and Human Resources Committee

DUTIES: The Finance and Retirement Issues Committee assists the AFC Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop an annual budget.

The Committee provides guidance on financial matters that affect the Association and assists with the development of Association personnel policies and procedures.

The Committee reviews current and proposed budgetary and personnel legislation and recommends action to the AFC Board of Directors.

The Committee Chair prepares periodic Association budget updates for review by the AFC Board of Directors and for the analysis of the Association's Annual Audit to include recommendations for changes in the Association's budgeting and record keeping process.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of a chair and the Association of Florida College’s Executive Committee.

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1.

Chair
Byron Todd
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
PH: 850-201-8280
Email: [email protected]


Legislative Committee  

DUTIES: The Legislative Committee assists in the development of the Association's Annual Legislative Program in coordination with the Division of Florida Colleges, the Community and State Colleges Council of Presidents, and the AFC Chief Executive Officer. The Committee develops, disseminates, and tabulates the AFC Legislative Survey each biennium; reviews current legislative matters affecting community colleges and recommends changes and improvements; assists the Association staff in legislative communications; maintains a community college legislative network among commission, regions and chapters; provides information on legislation to commission, region and chapter legislative representatives; and assists commissions, regions and chapters in implementing programs that recognize legislators who have made significant contributions to the Florida College System.

The Committee works closely with the AFC Retirement Issues Committee.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of seven (7) members - a Chair, Chair Designate, and one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions. The Chair is selected by the Association President. The Chair Designate is selected by the President-elect. The representatives from the regions are appointed by the President from nominees received from the Chapters and/or from the list of college liaisons. College liaisons not appointed to the Committee are non-voting, ex-officio members.

Members serve a one-year term beginning July 1 with the exception of the Chair-designate who serves for a minimum of two years.

Chair
Jessica Kummerle
College of Central Florida
3001 S.W. College Road
Ocala, FL 34474
PH:  352-854-2322
Email: [email protected]


 Member Services Committee

DUTIES: The Member Services Committee reviews the Association's benefit packages and the AFC Insurance Programs and recommends action to the AFC Board of Directors to improve services to the membership, including institutional members.

The Committee initiates and/or investigates additional membership benefits and makes recommendations concerning new benefits to the AFC Board of Directors.

The Committee may not enter into any contract on behalf of the AFC.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of seven (7) members - a Chair, one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions, and an at-large member. The Chair and the at-large member are selected by the Association President. The representatives from the regions are appointed by the President.

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1. 

Chair
Melonie Miner
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504
PH: 850-484-1726
Email: [email protected]

Region I
Katrina Porter
Gulf Coast State College
5230 W Hwy 98
Panama City, FL 32401
PH: 850-872-3864
Email: [email protected]

Region II
Carol Pugh
Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd St. F-256
Gainesville, FL 32606
PH: 352-395-5365
Email: [email protected]

Region III
Rory Wells
College of Central Florida
3001 SW College Road
Ocala, FL 34474
PH: 352-746-6721
Email: [email protected]

Region IV
Francine Fuentes
St. Petersburg College
6605 5th Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
PH: 727-341-3550
Email: [email protected]

Region V
Branden Brown
Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
PH: 772-462-7356
Email: [email protected]


Membership Development Committee

DUTIES: The Membership Development Committee develops, recommends and implements AFC Board of Directors Membership Marketing Plan actions.

The Committee assists in the development of an annual membership conference that promotes growth of the AFC membership goals. The Committee develops an agenda and secures motivational speakers and team building activities, and arranges for Association updates from the Chief Executive Officer, members of the Executive Committee, and representatives of commissions, regions, chapters and committees as deemed appropriate.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee may be comprised of eleven (11) members: Chairs (1); one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions; an at-large member; ex-officio members (3) - one each from the Member Services Committee and the Planning and Development Committee; and an AFC staff representative. Committee chairs and members are appointed by the President.

All terms begin January 1.

Co-Chair
John Barbieri
Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
PH: 772-519-1188
Email: [email protected]

Co-Chair
Kim Sellers
College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL 34474
3001 SW College Road
Ocala, FL 34474
PH: 352-854-2322 x.1266
Email: [email protected]

Region I
Obi Kalu
Pensacola State College
PH: 850-484-2357
Email: [email protected]

Region II
Matt Wetzel
Florida State College at Jacksonville
PH: 904-381-3707
Email: [email protected]

Region III

Region IV
Pat McGee
Pasco-Hernando State College
PH: 727-816-3169
Email: [email protected]

Region V
Mark Johnson
Miami Dade College
PH: 305-237-1649
Email: [email protected]

Ex Officio: Planning and Development Committee and Member Services Committee


Nominating Committee

DUTIES: The Committee is responsible for ensuring that a slate of nominees for each AFC state office is presented to the general membership for consideration at each AFC Annual Meeting and Conference. The Chair (past president) will present a slate of officers for approval to the Board of Directors.

The dates for submitting materials to the AFC office will vary due to changing dates of the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference.

Any candidate who wishes to pursue an office and has the approval of their college is required to fill out the Application for Candidate for State Office form (attached) and return to the Nominating Committee Chair.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee consists of the past president and regional directors.

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1.

Chair
Marjorie McGee
College of Central Florida
3001 SW College Road
Ocala, FL 34474 
PH: 352-291-4416 
Email: [email protected]


Planning and Development Committee

DUTIES: The Planning and Development Committee reviews, monitors, and recommends updates to the AFC's "Strategic Long-Range Plan" to AFC Board of Directors. Particular emphasis is given to the Association's structure, functions, and effectiveness to determine if the needs of the membership are met.

The Committee recommends action to the AFC Board of Directors action required to meet the Association's short- and long-range goals and objectives.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Committee is comprised of ten (10) members - a Chair, the immediate past-chair, one member from each of the Association's five (5) regions, an at-large member, the Chair of the Council of Presidents, and a representative of the Division of Florida Colleges. The Chair and the at-large member are selected by the Association President. The representatives from the regions are appointed by the President. The Division of Florida Colleges representative is selected by the Chancellor.

Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1.

Chair
Juanita Scott
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504
PH: 850-484-1953
Email: [email protected]

Members at large: President's Council chair, Trustees Commission chair, AFC Foundation chair, Division of Florida Colleges representative.


Policy and Advocacy Committee

DUTIES: The committee is based on the work of the Council of Presidents and its sub-groups, and with input from AFC and others, develop and affect public policy for the achievement of the mission and goals of Florida’s community colleges. The Policy and Advocacy Committee will strive to impact policymaking by promoting the near and long-term community college policy agenda and the community college legislative agendas.”

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The membership of the Policy and Advocacy will include all twenty-eight college presidents. The President of AFC, the Chair of the AFC Legislative Committee, and the Chair of the Trustees’ Commission shall serve as ex-officio members of the committee. Members serve a one-year term beginning January 1.

Chair
President Joe Pickens
St. Johns River State College
5001 St. Johns Ave.
Palatka, FL 32177
PH: 850-312-4113
Email: [email protected] 


Service Project Committee

DUTIES: The Service Project Committee plans and coordinates all statewide service projects, which may include Leadership Conference and the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference. Members may be appointed to this Committee by the AFC President.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: This committee shall be appointed by the President on an annual basis to be responsible for determining and implementing state-wide service projects.

All terms begin January 1.

Chair
Sandi Barrett
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
PH: 561-868-3885
Email: [email protected]

Region I Representative
Sharon Walker
Tallahassee Community College
PH: 850-201-8490
Email: [email protected]

Region II Representative
Ryan Woods
Santa Fe College
PH: 352-395-5920
Email: [email protected]

Region III Representative
Dee Gay
Daytona State College
PH: 386-506-4452
Email: [email protected]

Region IV Co-Representative
Mildred Diaz-Santiago  
Pasco-Hernando State College             
PH: 813-527-6623
Email: [email protected]

Region IV Co-Representative
Eddie Williams          
Pasco-Hernando State College 
PH: 352-340-4865
Email: [email protected]        

Region V Representative
Katie Profeta
Indian River State College
PH: 772-462-7629
Email: [email protected]


AFC Retirees

Chair
Dolores Teter, retired, St. Petersburg College; Email: [email protected]

Chair-elect
Randey Burnett, TCC

Vice-Chair
John Teter, Jr., retired, St. Petersburg College

Secretary
Bertha Cabrera, Miami Dade College; Email: [email protected]

Treasurer
 - vacant -

Immediate Past Chair
Pat Harrell , FSCJ

Region Representatives

Region I - Carol Quinn, PSC
Region II  – Pat Harrell, FSCJ
Region III  – vacant
Region IV – vacant
Region V – Wanda Curtiss, MDC


Credentials and Tellers

DUTIES: The Credentials and Tellers Committee is responsible for verifying the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference Attendance Report and for ensuring the credentials of all voting delegates at the Annual Meeting.

CREDENTIALS and TELLERS COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: The Credentials and Tellers Committee includes Eileen Johnson, AFC’s Director of Administration and Finance, and three additional members.

Chair
Eileen Johnson
Association of Florida Colleges
1725 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
PH: 850-222-3222
Email: [email protected]


Speakers Bureau

DUTIES: The Speakers Bureau Committee is the advisory board for the AFC Speakers Bureau. The Committee ensures the speakers are vetted and knowledgeable to present topics relevant to the Florida College System.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES: There are no specific guidelines in the AFC Bylaws or Standing Rules regarding appointment to this committee; however, it is customary for the Association President to appoint the Speakers Bureau Committee in consultation with the Committee Chair.

There is no set term for members of this ad hoc committee. 

Chair
Juanita Scott
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504
PH: 850-484-
Email: [email protected]