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The Administration Commission represents the interests of administrative and business affairs staff.


  • Success Leadership Teamwork LogoPromote Administration Programs throughout the regions and statewide
  • Share Ideas and enhance professional development by offering conferences, workshops and training on current trends in administration.
  • Discuss common administrative/leadership conflicts and concerns
  • Gather data and conduct surveys relative to various local and state meetings
  • Coordinate activities and collaborate with other commissions
  • Acknowledge administrative best practices through Exemplary Practice Awards competition
  • Recognize leaders who are considered exceptionally effective and active in the local AFC chapter and across the state through special service awards
  • Provide a pathway for the exchange of leadership ideas and updates about regional activities through the publication of an bi-annual newsletter.
  • Provide a network of administrative leaders across the state through the AFC website

Liberate the Leader in Everyone

Welcome - A Message from the 2018 Chair

Welcome to the Administration Commission!

It is a great honor and privilege to serve as your 2019 Administration Commission Chair. I am truly looking forward to a great AFC year working with everyone that is part of the Administration Commission.   As our Administration Commission Executive Board continues to grow, we are pumped, excited, and enthusiastically ready to serve our Administrative and Business Affairs staff.

Together, our Administration Commission team will work to increase our membership, expand professional development opportunities, share leadership stories, and engage in our communities.

I look forward to your continued leadership, support, and vision as we “”Connect the Dots” across the great 28!!


Lynne O’Dell, Indian River State College
2019 Administration Commission Chair

Commission Resources

  1. Executive Board
  2. Announcements
  3. Newsletter
  4. Bylaws
  5. Meeting Minutes
  6. Awards and Recognition
  7. Resources
  8. Social Media - Get Connected


Chair: Lynne O'Dell, Indian River State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 772-462-7785

Vice-ChairDr. Mark Thompson, Lake-Sumter State College; eMail: [email protected] 

Immediate Past Chair:  Brenda Rante, Indian River State College, eMail: [email protected]Phone: 772-462-7967

Secretary: Nicole Duslak, Lake-Sumter State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 352-323-3691

Treasurer: Keri Hughes, Indian River State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 772-462-7290

Public Relations Chair: Dr. Mark Thompson, Lake-Sumter State College; eMail: [email protected]

Region I Representative: Jacqueline Edwards, Tallahassee Community College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 850-201-6113

Region V Representative: Lisa Lopez, Indian River State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 772-462-7114


NEW! Call for Nominations of the Administration Commission Leadership in Excellence Award 2019
Deadline extended for submissions: September 13th, 2019
Nomination Form (click)

Annually the Administration Commission recognizes administrators that have exemplified excellence in leadership. It is that time again to nominate an administrator at your institution that exemplifies true leadership. Should you have any questions, please email Lynne O'Dell at [email protected] or call 772-462-7785. 

AFC Administration Commission Presents Panel at AFC’s Conference on College Teaching and Learning

On April 3, 2019 at the AFC Teaching and Learning Conference, the Administration Commission offered a panel discussion with current administrators from across the state. The administrators shared their leadership experiences in the Florida College System, the paths that led them to their current positions, stories about their mentors, and advise for aspiring leaders. Casey Lunceford from Indian River State College shared his past experiences as a Dean of Math and Science and his current role as Provost of the Mueller Campus in Vero Beach. Dr. Heather Bigard from Lake Sumter State College shared her experiences as Vice President of Administrative and Financial Services, her current role, and her past experiences at Midway University in Kentucky. Dr. Sara Brown from Tallahassee Community College shared her experiences and the path that has led her to director of the African Drum and Dance Ensemble at TCC. The panel at the Teaching and Learning Conference is just the first panel for the Administration Commission this year so be on the lookout for our next administration panel at the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference in November.

Pictured: Casey Lunceford, IRSC, Dr. Heather Bigard, LSSC, Dr. Sara Brown, TCC, and Lynne O’Dell, IRSC.






The Administration Commission Newsletter is published electronically two times a year in June and December.

August 2014 - Special Edition

June 2014


Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Administration Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws and Standing Rules:

Bylaws (Revised June 2018)

Bylaws (Revised 2014)


September 9, 2019 Meeting Notes

May 9, 2019 Meeting Notes

January 24, 2019 - Conference Call

November 8, 2018

May 10, 2018

February 13, 2018

January 22, 2015

March 25, 2014

February 18, 2014


2018 Leadership Excellence of the Year Award Winner Announced!

Mr. Frank L. Watkins, Jr.
Vice President of Student Affairs
Indian River State College

Mr. Watkins was presented with the 2018 Leadership of Excellence Award at the AFC Annual State Conference on Thursday, November 7, 2018 at the Administration Commission Business Meeting.

Pictured from left to right are from Indian River State College:  Dr. Edwin Massey, Brenda Rante, Mr. Frank L. Watkins, Jr. and Dr. Pamela Welmon



2017 Leadership Excellence of the Year Award Winner


Picture from left to right are Dr. Xiao Wang (Chair), Ray Carpenter and Brenda Rante (Chair-elect)


 Blue Leadership Word Cloud

Harvard Business Review- Skills of An Effective Administrator

FORBES-Top 10 Qualities That Make A Great Leader

INC.- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders

FORBES-10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders


If your email address is not found on file, please send a message to [email protected] and a staff member will contact you.