Presidential Search Update: Board to Select Next President on Friday

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources

Thank you for your participation in the Valencia College Presidential Search finalist interviews in early December. In addition to the open town hall meetings and on-site and virtual interviews, each of the three finalists had an opportunity to visit our campuses, have their photos taken by Valencia College Photographer Steven Sobel, and learn more about our programs, our students and the communities we serve.

Feedback from all components of the finalist interview process was collected and compiled last week — including the feedback you shared via survey — and has been provided to our District Board of Trustees for their review and consideration. On Friday, December 18, 2020, the board will select Valencia’s fifth president. Details for the meeting, which is open to the public, can be found on the Presidential Search Meeting Schedule webpage. The meeting will be live streamed via Zoom and will be recorded and posted for later viewing.

We anticipate that the selection of Valencia’s fifth president will draw interest from many in our community, including the local media. Though we strive to ensure that our employees hear important news first from the College, we know that those attending the meeting may share the information via social media in real time. Thus, in an effort to share our news first, we plan to announce the board’s decision via Valencia’s social media channels at the adjournment of the meeting and will send an internal message with the announcement immediately following that will also be posted in The Grove.

Please know that we are doing our very best to deliver this important announcement to you in the most expedient and timely ways possible. Ensuring that you are informed has been a top priority throughout the search process, and we will continue to maintain this priority through the conclusion of the search.

As always, feel free to reach out to me directly at if you have questions about the search or next steps in the process.

Best regards,

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