The 2018 Florida College Access Network Summit will feature a conversation with Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith, member of the Florida House of Representatives Postsecondary Education Subcommittee and Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, to discuss recent changes to Florida law and policy opportunities to improve the future of education for all Florida students.
Moderating this general session will be Marlene Spalten, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, who will join Rep. Smith for a conversation on the 2018 Florida Legislative Session and the policies that stand to boost postsecondary access, affordability, and attainment moving forward. The session will also include a Q&A with those in attendance.
Rep. Smith is a proven fighter for Florida’s working families and students. An alumnus of the University of Central Florida, Rep. Smith proudly identifies as a LGBTQ, Latinx and forward thinking millennial feminist who reflects the values and diversity of Florida.
In November 2016, Rep. Smith made history as Florida’s first openly-LGBTQ Latinx lawmaker, representing House District 49 in East Orlando. Since then, he co-founded and was elected Chairman of the Legislative Progressive Caucus. As a lawmaker, Rep. Smith has been a champion for civil rights, cannabis reform, affordable higher education, gun safety, mental health, and animal welfare.
For more information on the 2018 FCAN Summit and to register, visit www.fcansummit.org.