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


Welcome from the 2023 Faculty Commission

As the new Chair of the Faculty Commission for AFC, I am excited about this opportunity to serve our faculty commission members in 2023.  

This year we will grow a collaborative connection with all faculty within the great 28 Florida colleges. Faculty are essential to providing the best learning experiences for students throughout Florida. The faculty commission will provide symposiums for professional development and increase network opportunities between Florida colleges. Also, the faculty commission will be attending all five region conferences in 2023 to help strengthen our connection with the AFC family.   

Please save the date for the Region V Conference hosted with Faculty and Technology Commission on April 14, 2023 at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus. 

““If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”- Martin Luther King, Jr. 

AFC Together Lets Move Forward with Great Expectations! 


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: Eddie Williams IV, Pasco Hernando State College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 352-340-4865
Vice President: Mark McKinney, Pasco Hernando State College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 352-518-1315
Treasurer: Misty Price, Pasco Hernando State College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 813-527-6879
Secretary: Vacant
Region II Representative: Wanjiku Jackson, Northwest Florida State College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 352-395-5407
Region II Representative: Helda Montero, Santa Fe College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 352-395-5407
Region III Representative: Amee U. Mehta, Seminole State College; Email: [email protected]
Region IV Representative: Hanan Hanna, Pasco Hernando State College, Email: [email protected]; Phone: 727-816-3364
Region V Representative:  Vacant


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.


The AFC Faculty Commission will host a virtual Faculty Symposium Series workshop on March 22, 2023.  You must register in advance.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 12:00 PM -1:00 PM EDT 
The Unknown Unknowns of Crisis Preparation 

We live in an age today when a crisis is around the corner. Random shootings. Hurricanes. Terrorism. Pandemics. And more. We deal with the possibility of crisis every day, even if we aren't thinking about it. Dr. Carrie Root spent 30+ years working in the Washington, DC area. She has experienced many events that have changed her views about preparation and planning including the Anthrax scare, the DC shooters, 9/11, paralyzing dumps of snow fall, and other natural disasters. Dr. Root will share how her perceptions have changed about being prepared for a crisis, and participants will learn how to prepare and plan for the unexpected in the professional and personal realm of their lives. Register in advance for this workshop.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Carrie Root, Ph.D., Consultant, CEO, Alpha UMi Inc.


Tuesday, April 11 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care 
Eddie Williams from Pasco-Hernando State College 

Compassion fatigue (Burnout) is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Some individuals experience nightmares, feeling burdened, and spiritual depletion, characterized by helplessness and hopelessness. In addition, psychological burnout can cause poor work performance. This presentation will discuss how to take care of personal wellness to be an effective employee or supervisor. Additionally,  how to avoid compassion fatigue, stress, and burnout. Furthermore, learn how to deal with unfinished psychological issues by attending counseling (EAP) and find ways to work on staying healthy.  

Register in advance for this workshop.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 


Monday, May 8 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT 
Communication during a Crisis 

Dr. Mark McKinney from Pasco-Hernando State College 

The purpose of this webinar is to provide the audience with essential information to successfully manage communication during a crisis.  This information addresses the importance of providing clear, concise, and consistent communication throughout the crisis.  Also, it will highlight the key to stabilizing organizational or personal confidence with stakeholders.  

Register in advance for this workshop.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 


The Faculty Commission will partner with Region V and the Technology Commission for our Spring Conference.  Dr. Eddie Williams and Dr. Mark McKinney, Professors from Pasco Hernando State College will present during the conference.  POWER UP with us on April 14, 2023, at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus. 

     Dr. Eddie Williams                    Dr. Mark McKinney




Click here for additional Faculty Commission 2021 information.

Mario Mutis, Santa Fe College


The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Professor of the Year (POY) is Mario Mutis, Associate Professor in Fine Arts.  Mario gave an outstanding presentation at the 73rd AFC Annual Conference and Meeting, impressing the judges and others in attendance. 

Mario Mutis Recognized At Santa Fe College Board Of Trustees Meeting As AFC Professor Of The Year: Mario Mutis Recognized at Board of Trustees Meeting as AFC Professor of the Year (


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

Michelle Freas, (Santa Fe College)
Jeremy Norton, (Lake-Sumter State College)
2019    Amee Mehta (Seminole State)
2018    Brenda Skoczelas (Lake-Sumter State College)
2017    Amber Karlins (Lake-Sumter State College)
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)