AFC Chapter President Message
Any volunteer-based association is only as strong as the members supporting the whole. When I was given the opportunity to serve as the chapter president I felt confident that those around me would be my guide and mentors. My thoughts were well founded.
My theme for this year is one of growth. Personal growth, chapter growth and professional growth for all members. It is important as professionals to stay current and informed and the AFC is a great conduit of vital information. There is opportunity for anyone from an administrative assistant to the top administrators of the college. Everyone can contribute and benefit from this organization. Whether you become highly involved in the organization or not, you can feel confident that the Association of Florida Colleges is working for you.
One thing that the AFC does very well is keep track of important legislative issues. After finding the best possible position the association then advocates on the behalf of its members. Often the AFC position is directly in line with all 28 colleges in our system.
Advocacy is only one part of what the AFC does with membership dues. Networking opportunities within your chosen commissions allows you to share ideas in your own areas of interest with like-minded professionals from your immediate region and with the entire state of Florida awaits. Professional development opportunities, exemplary practice presentations along with the ability to promote your own ideas at region and annual conferences should not be overlooked.
I appreciate the opportunity to be the PBSC AFC chapter President alongside some of the most helpful and accommodating executive board members I could ever have hoped to have during my presidency. We are a strong chapter, and with your membership we can be even stronger.