Presidential Search Update: Semi-finalists Named

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

Our District Board of Trustees met yesterday, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, and approved the unranked slate of semi-finalists for the Valencia College presidency, as recommended by the Presidential Search Committee. We appreciate the feedback and interest shared by the members of the College community during the search and look forward to this next phase of our process.

Each semi-finalist has been invited to respond, in writing, to a set of questions approved by the Presidential Search Committee. In addition, each candidate has been scheduled for a set of virtual interviews to be held on Wednesday, November 4; Thursday, November 5; Friday, November 6; or Monday, November 9, 2020. The candidates will meet first with the Presidential Search Committee, then in an open town hall with employees, and finally, in an open town hall with students. Each town hall will be recorded and posted on our Presidential Search webpage for review.

Recognizing that there are many candidates, many meetings and many recordings, we have created a Semi-finalist Interviews page on our Presidential Search site so that you can find all of the information, including Zoom links, in an easy-to-access format. On this site, you’ll also find the semi-finalists’ letters of interest and curriculum vitae for your review.

Feedback from the College community is a critical component of a successful search process, and your insights are needed by the Presidential Search Committee as it discerns who among the semi-finalists to recommend as finalist candidates. Throughout the search process, feel free to share your comments via the “Contact Us” button on the Presidential Search webpage. The questions and comments shared through this function will be provided directly to the Presidential Search Committee in its next regular meeting.

We also seek your feedback on each semi-finalist via a Qualtrics survey. The survey will open on the morning of Wednesday, November 4, 2020, and will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020, so that the feedback can be aggregated, analyzed and presented to the Presidential Search Committee in preparation for its meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020.If you’d like to take notes on each candidate before you input your feedback into the survey, you may find this PDF version of the survey helpful. Please note, however, that no feedback will be collected outside of the Qualtrics survey.

The Presidential Search Committee will identify an unranked slate of finalists in its meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020. This recommendation will be presented to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees in a special meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. We will share more information about the finalist interview process and opportunities for engagement with those candidates in the coming weeks.

Thank you to the members of the Presidential Search Committee and the staff supporting the search process for their deep engagement, significant commitment of time and thoughtful discussion in our meetings. If you would like to review the recordings of any Presidential Search Committee meetings, you may do so by visiting the Presidential Search webpage.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly at

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