of Colleagues Throughout the State of Florida
FCLCA offers learning center staff at all levels the opportunity to build professional networks by working with colleagues throughout the state as well as the opportunity for professional development at a local level for all members of the Florida postsecondary learning center/student academic support community.
In the spring of 2012, a group of learning center staff from several Florida universities discussed the need to build networks with colleagues within the state. This idea led to the first annual meeting of the Florida Learning Centers, hosted by Florida Atlantic University in April 2012. The FAU meeting included 40 learning center staff from 9 different state universities: FAMU, FAU, FGCU, FIU, FSU, UCF, UNF, UF, and USF.
In addition to making contacts across the state, discussions about common issues, best practices in learning centers, tutor training and evaluation, budgeting, and more made the day a tremendous success. This led the Florida group to discuss ways to formalize. After approaching NCLCA leadership, a group from Florida created a proposal and a set of bylaws which were approved by the NCLCA board in 2013, making the Florida College Learning Center Association the first state affiliate of NCLCA. FCLCA met formally for the first time at USF in April 2013 at the second annual meeting.
In spring 2014, the first FCLCA statewide conference was held in Tallahassee, hosted by FSU and co-hosted by FAMU and TCC.
The FCLCA E-board was selected in 2021 with the following officers for 2021-2022:
President, Nicholas Bodnar, Florida State College at Jacksonville
Vice-President, Currently Unoccupied
Membership Secretary, Dr. Dawn Washington, Florida State College at Jacksonville
Treasurer, Michael Childs, Pasco-Hernando State College
Professional Development Officer, Kim Copeland, Palm Beach State College
Marketing & Publications Officer, Kelsey Fischell, Florida Gulf Coast University
Immediate Past President, Ronald Johnson, Florida Atlantic University