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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
  5. Social Media - Get Connected


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

Secretary: Suzanne West, St. Petersburg College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 727-344-8090

Treasurer: Sandi Barrett, Palm Beach State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 561-868-3885

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

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:



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!"


AFC Connections is our private interactive forum. Within this forum, we have the Workforce, Adult and Continuing Education Commission Community. Please join the community and connect with us today!

How to Join the Workforce, Adult and Continuing Education Commission Community:

  1. Visit and click the login button.
  2. Click on the 'My Profile' link.
  3. Click on 'My Features' and select "Circles" - All Circles.
  4. Scroll down to the workforce, adult and continuing education commission community and select it.
  5. Look to the upper right corner of the page and select 'join circle.'

OR Click on the plug to be taken to the Workforce, Adult and Continuing Education Commission Community and then log on to the website and then click Join Circle:

If you have an issue logging on to the site, first try clicking on the forgot my username AND the 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.