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FAPSC is always in need of volunteers to carry out the association's strategic plan. FAPSC has committees that plan and organize a range of educational programs, events, and industry and professional development activities for our members. A volunteer must be an employee of a member school or associate member institution. Committees meet via conference call and/or in conjunction with the FAPSC board meetings. Some years there is more work and some years there is less; FAPSC appreciates the value of members' time.

Members interested in serving on one of the committees below can contact the FAPSC office for more information, complete the form at the bottom of the page, or print the committee sign-up form and send it in.  850-577-3139; or

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee coordinates the FAPSC communications plan; in general, this plan includes social media, website, and communication efforts associated with any FAPSC endeavor. The Communications Committee is tasked with promoting the private career college sector to policy makers, employers, educators, students and potential students.  The committee is responsible for the ongoing production and dissemination of messaging.

Chair: Mitch Talenfeld

Vice Chair: Michael Cole

Board member: Audrey Kaplan           

Continuing Education / Non-Dues Revenue Committee

The Continuing Education / Non-Dues Revenue Committee is responsible for FAPSC professional development courses and for seeking out new and dynamic ways to ensure FAPSC is financially healthy by growing its non-dues income. Traditional continuing education opportunities have included online courses (OTC), faculty conferences, workshops, and  FAPSC Plus2 online educational talks. This does not include the Annual Conference, which has its own committee.

Chair: Sue Edwards

Vice Chair: Justin Berkowitz

Board members: Jay Ober, Tatsiana Tuchinsky

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is responsible for the Annual Conference.

Co-Chair: Art Keiser

Co-Chair: Debra Weninger

Board members: Aristides Maza Duerto, Joyce Errico, Linda Weldon

Cosmetology Committee

The Cosmetology Committee is newly created this year to address concerns specific to FAPSC schools who offer cosmetology and related programs.

Chair: Mez Varol

Vice Chair: Greg Jones

Board member: Bill Bradley

Legislative Committee

The core of this committee is the legislative call group, but may be supplemented by leaders who understand and can contribute to the legislative responsibilities of the FAPSC Board of Directors. The committee develops the FAPSC Legislative Agenda and assists in making decisions about policy direction during the Legislative session. Includes: FAPSC Day (Hill Day), Election Updates, PAC and expenditure of PAC funds 

Chair: Jacob Bonifield  

Vice Chair: Fabian Fernandez

Board members: Mike Burkett, Shayne Cade

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is the recruitment arm of FAPSC and the source of ideas to better serve the schools in our sector and to assist them in their educational missions.  The Committee is responsible for implementing and monitoring our affinity agreements. Includes: Recruitment and renewal, Mentorship Program, Member Benefits, Annual Awards.

Chair:  Robert Bonds

Vice Chair: Bruno Portigliatti

Board members: Sandra Lockwood, Robert Keiser