Welcome to Region Four


  1. Officers
  2. Chapter Presidents
  3. Bylaws, Reports, and Operational Plans
  4. Announcements
  5. Awards and Recognition
  6. College Websites


Director: John Fynn, Polk State College - Email: [email protected]; Phone: 863-669-2895

Director - Elect: Vacant

Immediate Past Chair: Dr. Tina Adams, South Florida State College - Email: [email protected]; Phone: 863-784-7448


Florida SouthWestern State College: Tim Maricle - Email: [email protected]; Phone: 239-489-9228

Hillsborough Community College: Vacant

Pasco-Hernando State College: Mildred Diaz Santiago - Email: [email protected]; Phone: 813-527-6623

Polk State College: John Fynn, Polk State College - Email: [email protected]; Phone: 863-669-2895

St. Petersburg College: Shirell Essix - Email: [email protected]; Phone: 727-302-6802

South Florida State College: Melissa Kuehnle - Email: [email protected]; Phone: 863-784-7379

State College of Florida, Manatee~Sarasota: Melanie Wallace - Email: [email protected]; Phone: 941-752-5237


Region IV Bylaws -


Region Four Spring Conference 2023 
Region Four Registration Link


Region Four Spring Conference Agenda

Spring Conference Call For Proposals

Deadline to Submit: March 31, 2023
Please send your request to present to John Fynn at [email protected]

Do you have an innovative or cutting–edge practice you want to share with your colleagues at AFC? The Call for Presentations for the 2023 Region Four Conference is open. You are invited to submit a presentation proposal that focuses on Advancing and Navigating the Academic Territory for All its Stakeholders.

Why Present at Region Four Conference

  • Amazing professional development opportunity.
  • Receive recognition for and feedback about your Presentation.
  • Expand your professional portfolio.
  • Be part of a dynamic community committed to student success.
  • Contributing to advances within the AFC Community
  • Networking within AFC and Beyond  


  • Emerging Issues and Trends at Community Colleges
  • Navigating and Promoting Engagement for Stakeholders within the 28 Florida State Colleges.
  • Professional Development: Training and Informational workshops (AFC Legislative issues and Policies etc.)  


Presentation should be in a Breakout Session or Roundtable discussions.

Breakout Sessions represent the core of the conference offerings and feature a successful practice, program, or key issue. Breakout Presenters are expected to engage participants in interactive learning activities, provide handouts, and be prepared to respond to post-conference requests for more information. Lecture-only presentations are strongly discouraged. Each Breakout Session room will be equipped with a laptop, data projector, speakers, and screen.

Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable Discussions provide a more personal and interactive setting for exploring key issues. Discussion leaders facilitate substantive discussions or small group activities. These discussions accommodate up to ten participants, are limited to two discussion leaders, and cannot accommodate any technology beyond a battery-powered laptop computer. Numerous Roundtable Discussions take place simultaneously in the same area.

Topic Areas: We are interested in sessions relevant to AFC and State College stakeholders. We are seeking proposals on

  • Mentorship
  • Using Social Networks Professionally, How to Build /Expand your stakeholder network of support.
  • Skills for Professional success at your Institution.
  • Promoting student engagement.  

2023 Spring Conference Service Project


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Florida SouthWestern State College

Hillsborough Community College

Pasco-Hernando State College

Polk State College

St. Petersburg College

South Florida State College

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota