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The mission of the Workforce, Adult and Continuing Education Commission is to represent the interests of those involved in workforce and adult education at community and state colleges. 


The objective of the Workforce, Adult and Continuing Education Commission includes providing participation in all areas related to workforce and adult education programs and practices.  We are a resource network to help faculty, administrators, and support staff to stay abreast of workforce and adult related issues as well as best practices.


Thank you for visiting the Workforce, Adult, and Continuing Education (WACE) Commission webpage!

I am Ryan Buckthorpe, the newly chosen WACE Commission Chair. At Hillsborough Community College, where I work for the Institute for Corporate & Continuing Education, our mission is to empower our community with opportunities to achieve their aspirations and maximize their impact through diverse and targeted professional development services. My goal for our WACE commission over the next two years is to do the same for our members and our workforce education colleagues.  The WACE Commission will work to provide you with valuable professional development opportunities and share best practices benefiting our Workforce, Adult, and Continuing Education colleagues.

If you would like to learn more or to share in our mission and efforts, please click HERE to follow and contribute to our newly created WACE Facebook page. 

Thank you! 

Ryan Buckthorpe
Institute for Corporate & Continuing Education
Hillsborough Community College
39 Columbia Drive, Tampa, FL 33606
office 813.253.7073 |
[email protected]

Commission Resources

  1. Executive Board
  2. Announcements
  3. Bylaws
  4. Awards and Recognition


Chair: Ryan Buckthorpe, Hillsborough Community College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 813-253-7073

Chair-Elect: Eliigio Marquez, Palm Beach State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 561-868-3542

Secretary: Doreen Singer, Palm Beach State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 561-868-3830

Treasurer: Wendy Villa, Pasco-Hernando State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 727-816-3244

Immediate Past Chair: Belinthia Berry, St. Petersburg College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 727-341-4279

Region I Representative: Desiree Gorman, Tallahassee Community College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 850-558-3513

Region II Representative: Jeniah Jones, Florida State College at Jacksonville; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 904-633-8111

Region III Representative: Catherine R. Chimera, Seminole State College of Florida, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 407-708-2610  

Region IV Representative: Jennifer G. Lewallen, Pasco-Hernando State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 727-816-3226

Region V Representative: Dalila Rodríguez, Palm Beach State College, eMail: [email protected];Phone: 561-868-3877




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

Bylaws (updated 11/7/19)


Please check back for more information and updates regarding the 2017 Exemplary Practice Awards.


2015 Exemplary Practice Award

Todd Reiland, 2015 WACE Exemplary Practice Award Winner

Todd Reiland, College of Central Florida: "What Outreach Can Do For Your College!"