Promotes quality leadership and professional service and seeks solutions on matters relating to faculty.



The Faculty Commission strives to maintain and promote the standards and ideals of the profession. The Commission provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and as well as the discussion of academic and professional issues among faculty around the state.  Commission members provide leadership within the 28 institutions as well as working with the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) to promote legislative awareness in areas of particular concern to faculty.



  1. Executive Board
  2. Bylaws
  3. Awards and Recognition
  4. Announcements
  5. Newsletter
  6. Previous Award Winners


Chair: Dr. Xiao Wang, Broward College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 754-422-9990

Chair-Elect: Kimberlie Massnick, Indian River State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 772-462-7966

Vice Chair: Dr. Cynthia Moody, College of Central Florida, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 352-854-2322

Secretary: Cynthia Nash, Lake-Sumter State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 352-435-6343

Treasurer: Florence Bennett, Palm Beach State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 561-207-5208

Past Chair: Charlene Latimer, Daytona State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 386-506-3142

Region Representatives:

Region I: Randey Burnette, Tallahassee Community College, [email protected]; Phone: (850) 201-8194

Region II: Vacant

Region III: Brenda Skoczelas, Lake-Sumter State College, [email protected]; Phone: (352) 323-3656

Region IV: John Frank, Hillsborough Community College, [email protected]; Phone: (813) 253-7760

Region V: Kate Bradford, Indian River State College, [email protected]; Phone: (772) 462-7984


Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Faculty Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws:  Under review by the 2017 Bylaw Committee.



2017 Professor of the Year Semi- Finalists

Five inspiring Professor of the Year semi-finalists presented at the 2017 Faculty Commission Spring Conference on May 18th at Pasco-Hernando State College.  Join us November 1-3, 2017 at Innisbrook, Palm Harbor to see each of the finalists present.

Left to right: Presenters: Matthew Peace, Florida Gateway College; Eugenio Zaldivar, Santa Fe College; Amber Karlins, Lake-Sumter State College; Jean Scheppers, College of Central Florida; and Caisson Vickery, Northwest Florida State College

2017 Finalists

Amber Karlins, Lake-Sumter State College

Jean Scheppers, College of Central Florida

Engenio Zaldivar, Santa Fe College


Call for Nominations:

We are now accepting nominations for the Vivian M. Dellinger Award. Click here for the nomination form. 


Faculty Board Report - April 2018




Interested in helping develop the next Faculty Commission Newsletter? Contact Charlene Latimer at [email protected]



Vivian M. Dellinger Award

1998    Vivian M. Dellinger (posthumously)
1999    Jack Motta (Santa Fe Community College)
2000    Irene Lipof (Miami Dade Community College)
2001    Rhonda Allison (Tallahassee Community College)
2002    James Lansing (Broward Community College)
2003    Not Awarded
2004    Jane Howard (Indian River Community College)
2005    Not Awarded
2006    Beverly Grundset (St. Petersburg College)
2007    Will Benedicks (Tallahassee Community College)
2008    Dr. Ana Ciereszko (Miami Dade College)
2009    Byron Todd (Tallahassee Community College)
2010    Margie Robertson (State College of Florida - Manatee~Sarasota)
2011    Not Awarded
2012    Not Awarded
2013    Xiao Wang (Broward College)
2014    Not Awarded
2015    Not Awarded
2016    Not Awarded

Professor of the Year

2016    Angel Rodriquez (Broward College)
2015    John Gardner (Chipola College)
2014    Barry Silber, (Hillsborough Community College)
2013    Thom Kieft (Lake-Sumter State College)
2012    Jerry Shawver (Florida State College at Jacksonville)
2011    Gerald Johnston (Santa Fe College)
2010    James May (Valencia College)
2009    Sybil Brown (Lake-Sumter State College)
2008    Susan Taylor (North Florida Community College)


AFC Connections Get plugged in to FACULTY on AFC Connections!

AFC Connections is our private interactive forum. Within this forum, we have the Faculty Commission Circle. Please join the circle and connect with us today!

How to Join the Faculty Commission Circle:

Visit and click the login button.
Click on the 'My Profile' link.
Click on 'My Features' and select "Circles" - All Circles.
Choose the Commissions category to isolate only commissions.
Scroll down to the faculty commission circle and select it.
Look to the upper right corner of the page and select 'join circle.'

Click on the plug (AFC Connections) to be taken to the Faculty Commission Circle, enter your login credentials, and click Join Circle once the circle opens.

If you have an issue logging on to the site, first try clicking on the forgot my username AND forgot my password links. Forgot my username will send you an email with your correct username. Forgot my password will send you a link to reset your password.

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