A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses
After 37 years in higher education, Professor of Humanities Kevin Mulholland will retire on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. In 1982, he began his career teaching history at Central Florida Community College, and, in 1991, he started work at Valencia, teaching humanities at the Winter Park and Osceola Campuses.
He was hired with two others as the three charter tenure-track faculty members at Osceola Campus, became department chair in 1996 and continued as dean when job titles were changed. Kevin notes that for several years, he had only one tenure-track faculty member (David Rogers, professor, English, who is retiring in the fall). He decided to return to the classroom in 2009, but was waylaid by being appointed interim provost when Silvia Zapico retired. Kevin notes that in that role, he was instrumental in hiring our second provost (of course, I thank him for that!). He headed interview committees that hired more than 25 tenure-track faculty over the years, and then guided those faculty through the Teaching/Learning Academy process.
In terms of plans for the future, Kevin and his wife, Rosi, plan on traveling, sorting out their new house, sleeping in a little and looking around for new things to do.
I send my best wishes to Kevin for a well-deserved retirement.