Trustee Tami Cullens Named Chair of AFC Commission
Tami Cullens, a member of South Florida State College’s (SFSC) eight-member District Board of Trustees, has assumed the chair of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Trustees Commission. Her term runs through June 30, 2015. Cullens has been an active member of the AFC Trustees Commission since 2006, serving as secretary-treasurer in 2011 and vice chair 2012-13.
In the role of chair, Cullens will oversee all aspects of the annual commission work plan and work closely with Division of Florida Colleges Chancellor Randy Hanna and AFC Chief Executive Officer Michael Brawer to carry out its mission. Cullens will be responsible for planning education forums for the trustees, coordinating communications, and planning the Trustee Commission’s annual legislative conference. The Trustees Commission will hold its annual Trustees Commission meeting Sept. 12-13 in Orlando.
“Mrs. Cullen’s exemplary leadership skills and experience with the SFSC District Board of Trustees prepared her well to assume expanded duties which benefit the entire state,” said Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, president, SFSC. “She is a tireless worker who believes in the mission of our state college. She is an ideal choice to coalesce the talents of many individuals who are extremely passionate about higher education.”
Cullens was appointed to the SFSC District Board of Trustees and began serving on June 1, 2006. She twice served as board chair, in 2008-09 and 2012-13. As an SFSC trustee, Cullens follows in the footsteps of her uncle, Ronnie Sachsenmaier, and her brother-in-law, Jim Brooks, who both served on the SFSC District Board of Trustees in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
She is also a member of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and served on the Finance and Audit Committee for one year. Currently, she is a member of the ACCT Southern Regional Awards Committee during its 2013 selection process.