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; KathyR@FAPSC.org or Allen@FAPSC.org
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
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
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
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
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