Happy New Year and Welcome to the Spring 2014 Semester

A message from Falecia Williams, President, West Campus

wc-newyear-groveHAPPY NEW YEAR! Remember these words from our welcome gatherings in the fall term of 2013? When we said them, we intended to bid the hearer fresh optimism and hope for days ahead. These words also conveyed a sense of accomplishment and completeness to aspects of our work and lives in our immediate past. As we begin the spring semester, the literal and symbolic meanings of the “HAPPY NEW YEAR” expression continue to reverberate in my mind and heart.

It is my pleasure to cordially welcome you to Valencia’s West Campus for the spring semester of the 2013-14 academic year! We have courageously navigated “white waters” through our work thus far in general education, redeploying developmental education, accreditation, textbook adoptions and other areas. Yet, we remain a vibrant, committed and caring academic community with great expectations for ourselves and our students. Valencia is great place with great people!

As we start a new semester, I encourage you to reflect upon the navigation experience with a sense of achievement and respect for the passion that resides within each of you and your colleagues. Then look forward with sincere optimism toward better achievements and outcomes in our work. Undoubtedly, there are more courageous conversations that will warrant our attention and energy. I am confident our collective efforts will continue to yield productive outcomes that advance our mission.




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