Board Members


The current elected board members for the Florida College English Association are:

Past President

Thomas Ferstle (Lynn University)

Responsibilities include supporting the new president.

President

Christina Connor (Hillsborough Community College)

Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the organizational operations, such as:

  • Setting three Board meetings (fall, spring, summer)
  • Arranging the Board agenda and facilitates the meetings
  • Communicating with and supports Board members
  • Supporting the conference and journals

1st Vice President / Conference Coordinator

Kirsten Holt (Valencia College) is serving as the interim conference coordinator.

Responsibilities include overseeing and facilitating the conference, including but not limited to:

  • Identifying location and negotiating contract
  • Identifying conference theme
  • Facilitating creation and distribution of the Call for Papers
  • Collecting submissions and sending notifications of acceptance
  • Creating conference program
  • Managing conference execution
  • Share conference responsibilities with 2nd Vice President
  • Delegating appropriate tasks to board members
  • Leading board meetings in absence of the president

2nd Vice President

Leslie Salas (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

Responsibilities including assisting conference coordinator and assisting 1st Vice President with any conference-related tasks.

Treasurer

Christopher Nank (Ringling College of Art and Design)

This is a 3-year position. Responsibilities include managing the financial record of the club, such as:

  • Keeping records of all funds received and disbursed
  • Maintaining current banking information
  • Preparing and submit yearly taxes
  • Paying all relevant bills from club account
  • Input relevant membership data into master list

Secretary

Kristy Van Amerongen (Lake Sumter State College)

This is a 3-year position. Responsibilities include managing the minutes from Board meetings, which includes:

  • Attending and recording discussions at the Board meetings
  • Writing the minutes of the meeting
  • Submitting the minutes of the Board for review within 1 month after the meeting
  • Sending meeting minutes to webmaster for upload to website

Board Data Collection

Kirsten Holt (Valencia College)

This is a 3-year position. Responsibilities include creating surveys and collect data from membership about issues relevant to the club, including but not limited to:

  • Conference survey
  • Surveys as needed throughout membership year
  • Maintaining membership and participant lists as needed in coordination with treasurer and communication chair

Board Archivist

Danny Fernandez (Florida International University)

This is a 3-year position. Responsibilities include maintaining accurate club archives in coordination with 1st Vice President and webmaster, including but not limited to:

  • Updating conference programs post-conference to reflect conference participation for accurate published program

Board Recruiting & Marketing

Open Position

This is a 3-year position. Responsibilities include coordinating with the Communication Chair and Webmaster, creates content to drive membership, including but not limited to:

  • Creating content for club website, including soliciting content from membership
  • Creating email content for membership

Board Communication Chair

Catherine Carson (Full Sail University)

This is a 3-year position. Responsibilities include coordination with Treasurer on

  • Maintaining email list
  • Maintaining email list of department chairs or program directors within the state of Florida

Board Social Media Liaison

Sherri Ahern (Florida International University)

This is a 3-year position. Responsibilities include managing the social media accounts for the club, such as

  • Creating content
  • Overseeing user participation
  • Increasing followers and activity

Current appointed positions for the Florida College English Association are:

CEA Liaison

Valerie Kasper (Saint Leo University)

Responsibilities include managing relationships and representation with CEA.

Webmaster

Leslie Salas (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

Responsibilities include managing the website for the club, such as:

  • Creating and maintaining the website with current information
  • Maintaining the Paypal link with the website and bank (with Treasurer)

Assistant Webmaster

Laura Mita (Saint Leo University)

Responsibilities include supporting the Webmaster as needed.

Publisher Liaison

Carmencita Mitchell (Palm Beach State College)

Responsibilities include managing relationship with publishers for conference.

Journal of Florida Studies

Valerie Kasper & Elisabeth Aiken (Saint Leo University)

Responsibilities include editing the journal.

Orange Blossom Review

John David Harding & Marissa McLargin (Saint Leo University)

Responsibilities include editing the journal.

Graduate Student Representative

Camile Gonclaves (Florida State University)

Responsibilities include representing the interests of graduate students.