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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 the workforce and adult-related issues as well as best practices.

Welcome - A Message from the 2023 Chair

Hello!  My name is Catherine Leimer, and in addition to being the WACE chair for the 2023 academic year, I serve as the Assistant Director of Baccalaureate and Career Program Advising at Seminole State College of Florida.  I have worked in the Florida College System for the past 13 years starting at Eastern Florida State College and Valencia College, in addition to my current role at Seminole State.  I have been an AFC member since 2012 and became involved in 2014 starting out in the Student Development Commission, and now finding a home in WACE. 

In my current role, I oversee the advising for students pursuing our workforce programs and bachelor’s degrees. 

My goal for 2023 is to continue to provide opportunities for our members to learn and network through lunch and learn events, as well as through our social media.  We are all doing such great things in the workforce, adult, and continuing education, and I’d like to highlight our amazing people and programs! 

If you have any questions or want more information about WACE, feel free to contact me.  And don’t forget to check us out on our socials, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. 


Catherine R. Leimer, Ed.D. 
Assistant Director of Baccalaureate and Career Program Advising 
Seminole State College of Florida 
[email protected] 

 Commission Resources

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


Chair: Dr. Catherine Leimer, Seminole State College, Email: [email protected]; Phone: 407-708-2610

Chair-Elect: VACANT

Immediate Past Chair: Steven Crudup, Pasco-Hernando State College, Email: [email protected]; Phone 813-253-7861

Secretary: Michelle Wallace, Seminole State College, Email: [email protected]; Phone: 407-971-5107

Treasurer: Maribel Lozano, Palm Beach State College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 561-868-3724

Historian: Eligio Marquez, Palm Beach State College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 561-868-3542

Region One Representative: Tonya Hardaway, Tallahassee Community College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 850-201-8043

Region Two Representative: Vacant

Region Three Representative: Ronda Thacker, Seminole State College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 407-708-2230

Region Four Representative: Dr. LaTrice Moore, Polk State College; Email: [email protected]; Phone 863-669-4921

Region Five Representative: Vacant




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 02/10/21)


 2023 WACE Exemplary Practice Award

Click the link for the 2023 AFC WACE Exemplary Practice Award Submission Form




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