Faculty Governance Update — July 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021

A Message from Patrick Bartee, President, Collegewide Faculty Association

Hello, my Valencia family.

First, I am so excited to see another day, week and month. Here we are in June and as I have said every month, I am a different kind of president. In this month’s update, I am bidding the seat of Faculty Council president farewell.

As I reflect back on my presidency, I must again thank my Valencia family for stepping in and holding down the duties during my recovery for the fall semester. I am so grateful and appreciative for everything that you have done. A special thanks again to Stanton Reed, interim president, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses, for not only being my voice, but also holding the position for an extended period. I must give a heartfelt thank you to Amy Bosley, vice president, organizational development and human resources, and her phenomenal team for being a part of my cancer fight. The West Campus Communication department and my speech team family walked systematically with me — thank you.

I will be participating as past president and allowing Michael Robbins, incoming Faculty Association president, and Doreen Watson, incoming Faculty Association vice president, to create their leadership paths. Much success to you two and the Council. I know the team will gain knowledge about the Council and all it entails, because Michael is a detailed man.

I am most excited for our new leadership in the role of college president, Kathleen Plinske. She is AWESOME to say the least. I am super excited to see what direction she will take us in as our president. We the Valencia family are indeed fortunate to have this fantastic woman open doors to new adventures.

Well I shared that this would be a brief letter of thanks to my Valencia family, and I stand true to that. Have an awesome start of the semester and continue to mold minds and develop leaders, because that is what we do and who we are. This chapter of my life has ended, and I am opening the door for new opportunities and challenges to grow and learn more about my beloved Valencia College.

As always, make it a great day, week and month and always make a positive difference in the lives of others.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via text at 407-529-6595 or email at pbartee@valenciacollege.edu.


  • Lauren R. Thomas said:

    Thank you for your leadership, Patrick! Here's to your next chapter of awesomeness! *clinks champagne flutes*

    PMThu, 29 Jul 2021 17:24:19 +0000Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:24:19 +0000pm21,5:24 pm

  • Stanton G. Reed said:

    Agreed. Thank you for your leadership, Patrick! You have been a model for never giving up and staying the course. You are resilient. One more time….. To your next chapter of awesomeness! *clings champagne flutes* 🙂

    PMThu, 29 Jul 2021 19:15:51 +0000Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:15:51 +0000pm21,7:15 pm

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