Contact: John J. Glisch, Associate Vice President, Communications
Office:    321-433-7017 
Cell:         321-794-0324

Key Legislative Issues Focus of Campus Sessions

May 12, 2015 – College faculty and staff will get the latest on key issues in higher education facing Florida lawmakers during two upcoming presentations on the Cocoa and Melbourne campuses by the leader of the Association of Florida Colleges.

The sessions will be led by Michael Brawer, Executive Director and CEO of the Association of Florida Colleges, and are open to all Eastern Florida State College faculty and staff.

Brawer will visit the Cocoa campus Monday, May 18 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. with a legislative update at 3 p.m. in the Community Dining Room, Building 11.

He’ll visit the Melbourne campus Tuesday, May 19 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. with the legislative update at 10 a.m. in the Campus Auditorium, Building 4.

Topics will include:

  • Performance based funding
  • State budget requests
  • Senior management reclassification
  • Baccalaureate degree changes
  • Tech centers becoming colleges
  • Guns on campus
  • Florida Retirement System and DROP

The Association of Florida Colleges actively promotes, democratically represents, supports and serves the individual members and institutions in their endeavors to provide their students and the citizens of Florida with the best possible comprehensive community college educational system.

Membership, which is open to all state college employees, is voluntary, and promotes the values of professional growth and development, advocacy, leadership, community, innovation and networking throughout the Florida College System.

For more information on the Eastern Florida State College AFC Chapter, visit their web pages at or contact Chapter President Sarah Stoeckel at