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District Board of Trustees Learns About Roadmap for...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 College President Sandy Shugart shared Valencia College’s Roadmap for Reopening plan to move to Phase 3 operations in the Summer 2021 term, during the Wednesday, February 24, 2021, District Board of Trustees meeting. Our plan is based on two priorities — the health and safety of our employees and students and ensuring the continuity […]

Board of Trustees Selects Fifth College President and...

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Valencia College’s District Board of Trustees selected the College’s fifth president and approved our 2021 strategic impact plan during its two December 2020 meetings. On Friday, December 18, 2020, in a special meeting, the board made history by selecting Kathleen Plinske as our fifth college president, succeeding Sandy Shugart who will retire in […]

Board of Trustees Approves New Orlando Mid-town Center...

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Valencia College’s District Board of Trustees authorized a lease agreement with Princeton Oaks Industrial Investors to open a new Orlando Mid-town Center for Accelerated Training north of State Road 50, off of John Young Parkway. This facility will be Valencia College’s largest Center for Accelerated Training at 26,400 square feet and will increase our Accelerated Skills […]

Board Approves Presidential Profile and Candidate...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 During its Wednesday, September 23, 2020, meeting, the Valencia College District Board of Trustees approved the Presidential Profile and the Candidate Discernment Process — two key components used in the recruitment of our next college president. The Presidential Profile Vice President of Organizational Development and Human Resources Amy Bosley explained that the Presidential Profile is a […]

Valencia’s Next Strategic Impact Plan Discussed...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 The Valencia College District Board of Trustees met virtually on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, to discuss a number of issues, including enrollment, equity and the College’s aspirational goals for its next Strategic Impact Plan. Preparing for Valencia’s Next Strategic Impact Plan  During the board meeting, College President Sandy Shugart, Executive Vice President and […]

Equity Conversations Highlighted at District Board of...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Equity was a main topic of conversation during the Wednesday, June 24, 2020, District Board of Trustees meeting as Collegewide Faculty Association President Stanton Reed presented an emotional and sobering video that he explained captures the feelings of many Valencia faculty and staff as they’d like to discuss equity but fear […]

Board of Trustees Approves College’s CARES Act...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Valencia College’s District Board of Trustees approved a plan for distributing at least $13.8 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to eligible students during the board’s Wednesday, May 27, 2020, meeting held via Zoom. The emergency relief funds will provide financial support for eligible students who incurred expenses due to […]

District Board of Trustees Learns About Valencia’s...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 During the first-ever online District Board of Trustees meeting held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, College President Sandy Shugart shared Valencia College’s monumental response to the COVID-19 crisis. Prior to Spring Break, approximately two-thirds of Valencia’s courses (4,276 course sections) were being delivered in a face-to-face or mixed-mode format, he shared. Nearly […]

Board of Trustees Learns About the Downtown Campus...

The Valencia College District Board of Trustees celebrated the opening of the new Downtown Campus during its first meeting at the campus since its opening. During the Wednesday, February 26, 2020, meeting, trustees listened to a panel of students who shared their experiences about the new campus. “It’s a sleepover that never ends,” exclaimed student Correay Crichlow, […]

District Board of Trustees Learns How Valencia Creates...

With lemon tarts — featuring a blueberry chutney topping, almond brittle and meringue, all made by Poinciana Campus culinary students — in hand to give our District Board of Trustees a morning sugar rush during the Wednesday, December 11, 2019, meeting on the Poinciana Campus, Chef and Professor of Culinary Management Jennifer Denlinger explained to the board […]