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FAPSC Professional Membership

FAPSC offers an individual Professional Membership that is open to all employees of a FAPSC school or associate member.  This membership was designed to help keep your entire staff in direct communication with FAPSC.  Download an application today!

FAPSC Board of Directors

Dean Bartness, President

Linda Weldon, President Elect

Mark Gutmann, Past President

Arthur Benjamin, Treasurer

Joe Hardiman, Secretary

Jorge Alfonso
Nancy Bradley
Richard Covington, Jr.
Peter Crocitto
Walt Kirby
William Polmear
Randy Proto
Nancy Rodriguez
Mitch Talenfeld
Chris Tilley
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker

FAPSC Executive Staff

Kathy Mizereck, Executive Director
Wanda Minick, Deputy Executive Director/Member Services
Katie Allan, Director of Continuing Education 

Nancy Hillger, Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

FAPSC provides leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education. 


Kick Off the Summer Games with FAPSC!

Even though early registration has ended that does not mean you can't attend FAPSC 56th Annual Conference! We do accept on-site registrations! 

Dash on over to the Turnberry Isle Miami convention center and visit the on-site registration desk.  The FAPSC staff will be glad to take your registration the day of the event.

This years' conference "Going the Distance for Students" is sure to be one to remember with sessions regarding Ganiful Employment, updates to Federal rules, plus a variety of sessions that will assist you and your staff with successful operations.  All attendees have the opportunity to earn 8 hours of continuing education as well.

Join the FAPSC Team at the Turnberry Isle Miami for excellent networking opportunities, administrator, faculty, student and school awards, imperative sector updates and much more!

Let the Games Begin and let 2012 be the year your campus wins the gold!

Conference Venue:

2012 Conference Team
Corporate Sponsors

Gold Sponsor
Torch Sponsor
Champion Sponsor
Fanfare Sponsor
Hydration Station Sponsor
Cool Down Sponsor
Qualifier Sponsor

Medal Sponsors

Bisk Education
Blackboard ProEd
ECMC Solutions
ESM, A Xerox Company
Gragg Advertising
Homer Bonner
Langley Law Offices
MDT Direct
PRN Services, Inc.
Ritzert & Leyton, P.C.

Turnberry Isle Miami
19999 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180

Google Map Link to Venue

On-Site Registration Pricing Information:

Administrator Conference: Wednesday & Thursday, July 25-26: $500 member ; $605 non-member

Faculty Conference:  Friday, July 27: $205  member, $245 non-member

Here is a sneak peak at topics on the conference program!

  • Administrator Conference

  • Faculty Conference


Did you Forget to Sign up to Play in FAPSC 4th Annual Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament?







If so, no worries we will be accepting on-site registrations. A great confernce starts with great golfing and you won't get any better than this Miami 18-hole championship golf course recently rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest Magazine. Sign up yourself or a team to play in the 4th Annual Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament, July 24, 2012. 

 $ per Player: $175  • $ per Foursome: $675

Green and cart fees, practice area privileges, beverage cart and awards luncheon are all included.

New at This Years Annual Conference

If you are planning on attending FAPSC 2012 annual conference then you will get to experience first hand all the new interactive social media technologies FAPSC will be implementing.  Attendees will be able to enhance their conference experience by tweeting what is happening in the different educational sessions along with participating in conversations with their colleagues on a whole new level.

FAPSC will also make available an App that attendees can download.  This App will feature the conference schedule, links to keep you connected, post and view photos as well as a place for you to keep track of all your notes in one simple application.  This app will be available in the ITunes app store absolutely FREE starting July 24, 2012! Just in time to kick off conference.

Can't make it to conference but want to be get in on all the action?  You can still participate by joining the conversation.  We have developed a conference webpage with all the details to get you started. Link to conference webpage.

GE Update Corner

Recently, FAPSC has been receiving updates regarding the decisions made on Gainful Employment.  I have consolidated all of them in this section for your review.

The court decision can be found here:

Thanks to FAPSC members Ritzert & Leyton, P.C. for providing us this brief analysis of the GE decision to share with our members.  

The below link was provided to us by our Friends at APSCU.

The Chronicle Of Higher Education: Judge Strikes Down Several Provisions Of 'Gainful Employment' Rule

"A federal judge has vacated several provisions of the controversial “gainful employment” rule, which the Department of Education issued last year in an effort to ensure that federal student-aid dollars flowing to vocational programs were good investments and helping prepare students for jobs that pay well..."

Note: Steve Gunderson is quoted.

This link goes to a summary provided by our friend Tom E. Netting, Public Policy Advisor with Akerman Senterfitt LLP. 

The “C” Word

This article was contributed by Robert Starks Jr., Vice President of Learning Initiatives with MaxKnowledge, Inc. 

Language shapes the way people think.  If you believe this premise, what thoughts come to mind when you hear the word, “compliance?”  More importantly, what attitudes, behaviors, and institutional cultures take shape when compliance is the word used to frame behavioral expectations?  The “C” word, compliance, has a negative undertone meaning to obey, typically in a subservient manner and when compliance is raised as a training topic, it is typically framed as a matter of understanding rules and the consequences of violation. 

This poses a challenge for private postsecondary leaders who need all employees to understand the regulations that govern the sector but who want to transcend the meaning of the “C” word beyond rules.  How does one move beyond the mindset of simply following the rules to avoid penalty and move toward acting with integrity with the byproduct being compliance? 
This is a paradigm shift; but how is it achieved? Compliant Interactions: Acting with Integrity helps schools reframe the “C” word.  Do you think Compliance has a negative connotation?  Do you think its meaning shapes culture?  Join the discussion in the Career College Lounge.     

FAPSC Day Leads to Action 
Every year, FAPSC members participate in FAPSC Day where they meet one-on-one with lawmakers in Tallahassee, and this year was no exception. Nearly 100 meetings were scheduled during the annual event, which was held in November due to redistricting but typically occurs in February during Legislative Session.
During the meetings, Todd Fox, director of finance at the Pompano Beach campus of Everest University, met Florida Rep. Gwyndolen "Gwyn" Clarke-Reed, D-Pompano Beach, who invited him to stay in touch because she'd welcome an  opportunity to speak at graduation. Fox stayed in touch as she requested, and Rep. Clarke-Reed delivered the commencement address May 12 at the Faith Center in Sunrise, Fla., during a ceremony for 220 graduates. 

Rep. Clarke-Reed, a retired New York City school teacher who has been active in the community, was elected to her District 92 position in the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During the graduation ceremony, she shared her story and passion for public service, which was a highlight of the event and an inspiring touch to add to the special day for the graduates. 

Free Benefit to All FAPSC Member Schools

If you have not already heard, FAPSC is offering FREE job and career placement tools for all our member schools.  The LearningExpress Library™ and Job & Career Accelerator™ are cutting edge online web-based products that are easy to use and will help your career and student services team. 

FAPSC will host a session at annual conference on Thursday, July 26 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for you to see and use the product first hand. You can also visit the FAPSC membership booth #72 to take a virutal tour of the products. Currently, there have been over 30 schools that have signed up to utilize this FREE member service. These schools have provided postive feedback regarding the ease of use along with the great service they have received from the LearningExpress team during implementation.

If you cannot attend conference but would like more information about this new member product download a LearningExpress information packet. It contains all the information you need to get started.  Once your service as been implemented you will begin receiving a free subscription to LearningExpress, LLC monthly Fast Track e-mail communication.  Click here to read their latest edition.  

Its Not too Late.  Like a Logo Today!

The FAPSC Public Relations Committee has been considering the idea of a redesign of the FAPSC logo. The committee solicited input from our member schools offering design programs to encourage their students to submit logos. The logo submissions received were overwhelming in both volume and quality.

Now, it’s your turn to comment on the logo you “Like." We ask you all to go to the FAPSC Facebook page and visit FAPSC Logo Contest photo album and click the “Like” button on the logo of your choice. Feel free to leave a comment to share with your colleagues.

Coming to conference?  Then you can "Like" a logo in the FAPSC membership booth #72. 

Upon conference check in you will receive a ticket like this one to drop in a box for the logo of your choice. Once completed you will receive a small token of our appreciation.




Have You Visited our Member News Section Recently?

July 11, 2012

Smart Horizons Career Online Education Partners with K12 Inc., the Leading Online Education Provider in the U.S., To Launch Flexible Career Online High School for Adult Students

Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO and Superintendent of Schools for Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE;, is pleased to announce that SHCOE has partnered with K12 Inc. (–the nation's leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in grades K–12—to launch Independence Career Online High School (


July 10, 2012

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Ladisbel Leyva to Florida Center for Nursing

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Ladisbel Leyva to the Board of Directors, Florida Center for Nursing.

Leyva, 28, of Hialeah, has been the corporate clinical rotation manager for Dade Medical College since 2009. Previously, she coordinated quality management, performance improvement and staff development for Palm Springs General Hospital. She is a member of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association and the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. Leyva graduated from the National School of Technology and received certification in licensed practical nursing from Florida National College.

Leyva is appointed for a term beginning July 10, 2012, and ending June 30, 2015.

July 9, 2012

Boca College Students Have Role in “Avengers” Hit Movie

BOCA RATON – District 4 County Commissioner Steven Abrams recently toured the Digital Media Arts College on Broken Sound Boulevard in Boca Raton. Al McCloy, president and David Murvin, executive vice president and CFO provided Abrams with insight on the college’s programs, including visual effects and computer animation.

Just recently, three DMAC students worked on the new hit action film, “The Avengers.”

DMAC offers specialized Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in computer animation, graphic design and advertising design as well as Master of Fine Arts degrees in visual effects animation and web design.

June 20, 2012

Forida Career College Student is First High School Graduate of Smart Horizons Career Online Education's Bridge to Start Program

Smart Horizons Career Online Education recently launched the Bridge to Start program in partnership with Florida Career College and is proud to announce its first high school graduate.

Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE; is the world's first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district, enabling students to earn both a high school diploma and credentialed career certificate in one comprehensive online high school program.The collaboration with Florida Career College (FCC; led to the establishment of learning labs on all eleven FCC campuses in the state of Florida. These labs provide students with computer Internet access and represent a unique hybrid learning environment.

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FAPSC Announcements
Proposed Amendment to the FAPSC By Laws

The FAPSC board would like to amend the current by laws during the opening session at annual conference on July 25, 2012.

The proposed amendement is as follows:

Article V - Officers

Section 5 - Treasurer (second paragraph)

The financial records shall be at all reasonsible times open to inspection by any Director or Officer. The Treasurer shall oversee sound financial practices for the Association, including a requirement for two (2) signatures on each check. The Treasurer shall oversee an annual bi-annual audit by an independent audit accounting firm and an accouting review every other year. Audits and reviews shall be presented annual to the Board.

To view a complete copy of the FAPSC By Laws click this link.

Got Announcements?

If you would like to share an announcement, please contact Wanda Minick via email at  

Upcoming Events

July 2012

23-  The Commission for Independent Education, Lake Mary, FL

24-  4th Annual Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament, Aventura, FL

24-  The FAPSC Board Meeting, Aventura, FL

25- 27 FAPSC 2012 Annual Conference/EXPO, Aventura, FL

25 - The Florida Board of Massage Therapy, Orlando, FL 

Please visit our events calendar frequently as events are added daily.

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