Provide information, leadership and guidance to the Florida military community and legislature promoting a partnership between higher educational institutions and government entities to ensure a quality higher education environment
The Florida Advisory Council on Military Education (FL ACME) is a member-driven organization that serves as a liaison between Department of Defense, state and federal Departments of Veteran Affairs, and Florida based institutions of higher learning to promote, support, and deliver quality educational and professional opportunities for all Florida based military affiliated personnel by providing innovative and ethical provisions for higher educational institutions, government and state entities. FL ACME advocates and promotes delivery of meaningful higher education and provides appropriate educational resources for all Florida military affiliated adult learners.
- Provide a forum for the discussion of current issues and planning.
- Review the concerns and problems brought before the Council and make recommendations to the appropriate agency or entity.
- Encourage cooperative and coordinated efforts leading to improved functioning of the Council and more efficient and effective educational programming for military personnel.
ACME, while a Florida-based organization, has members from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and surrounding states. We welcome educators and officials regardless of location as long as they share our dedication to providing educational opportunities for members our nation's armed forces and their families -- active duty, reserve/guard, or retired.
The emphasis at all ACME workshops is on the exchange of ideas and information to better serve the educational pursuits of members of the military community. ALL are welcome at ACME!
ACME Executive Board
- Willie Woolford, President
- Keith Davis, Vice President
- George Colon, Treasurer
- Aaron Hall, Secretary
- Jan Del Signore, Past President
Willie Woolford, President
After a 24-year career in the Air Force in Public Affairs, Willie Woolford began working at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska in April 2000. Willie has had the opportunity to work in Marketing, Admissions, Strategic Initiatives and finally the Military Programs Department. Willie is currently the Assistant Director in Military Programs working in the Premier Partnerships Division working from a home office in Tampa, FL. He holds an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, two CCAF degrees – Radio Communication Technology and Public Affairs, a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from Park University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma.
Keith Davis, Vice President
Keith joined American Public University System (APUS) in 2016, and is currently serving on the Military and Community College Outreach team. Keith served 22 years in the Air Force as an Intelligence Specialist, Training Manager, and Professional Military Education Instructor and Commandant. He also was assigned for 5 years as the Superintendent, Campus Relations for the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). He then served 7 years as an Education Counselor, Education Services Officer, and Division Officer with Civil Service. Keith earned 3 AAS degrees from the CCAF, a BA degree in History from Auburn University in Montgomery and his MAED in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix. He places great value on the importance of educational achievement and has devoted his professional career to assist anyone desiring to pursue and achieve higher education degrees.
Keith is married to his wife Silvia and they are both extremely proud of their three sons. Keith enjoys playing golf, college sports, and deep sea fishing.
George Colon, Treasurer
Mr. George Colon currently serves as Manager, University Outreach for Grantham University. George served in the United States Army for 23 years, earning the rank of an E8, Master Sergeant. George holds an Associate degree in Business Management, two Bachelor’s degrees, and a Master’s Degree in Performance Improvement from Grantham University.
With over 10 years of experience as a senior manager, Mr. Colon has developed skills as a leader of not only people but also of productive and efficient work environments. His training background includes many developmental leadership courses to include the Army’s First Sergeant Course, U.S Army’s Advance Non-Commissioned Officer training course and the Department of the Army’s Inspector General’s course. Colon has been stationed at various posts in both the US and abroad. He currently resides in Riverview, Florida.
Aaron Hall, Secretary
Aaron is in his third year as the Secretary of the Florida ACME. He is an Iraq War and six-year veteran of the Air Force, where he was a Security Forces and Combat Arms Training and Maintenance Craftsman. While serving, Aaron completed his Associate degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force, and upon separating from the Air Force in 2010 Aaron went on to pursue his Bachelor's in History from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. Aaron credits his experience as an Active Duty student online, and a transitioning student veteran with his passion for helping fellow Service members and veterans pursue their education. He has been with Full Sail University for five years and currently serves as the Military Relations Manager.
Jan Del Signore, Past President
Dr. Jan Del Signore presently serves in the capacity of Associate Vice Chancellor of Military Affairs at Keiser University. She is a Gulf War veteran and recipient of many military honors and distinctions to include the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal; the Air Force Achievement medal; the American Defense Service medal; and the Southwest Asia medal. While serving her country, she became a military instructor for the Community College of the Air Force and achieved the status of Master Instructor. After completing her graduate degree while serving, Dr. Del Signore began teaching in her spare time at private colleges. Once she retired from the USAF, she began her tenure with Keiser University, first as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Tallahassee campus, then as the Dean of Academic Affairs for over 9 years.
Dr. Del Signore currently serves as a Board member with the Florida Association of Veteran Education Specialists (FAVES), as the Education Committee Chair for the National Association of Veteran Program Administrators (NAVPA), as a committee member for the national Council of Colleges and Military Educators (CCME), and as Past President for the Florida Advisory Council for Military Education (FL-ACME).