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College Update: Provost and VP Searches, Student Affairs...

Thursday, November 11, 2021 A Special Message From Kathleen Plinske, Valencia College President I hope that this message finds you well and in good health. As we commemorate Veterans Day today, I want to express my appreciation to those of you who served in the United States Armed Forces. We are grateful for your sacrifices and service. I […]

College Update: Provost Search, Student Affairs Model,...

A Special Message From Kathleen Plinske, Valencia College President I hope this message finds you healthy, safe, and well. As I promised in my College Update in August, I write today with updates on our search for provosts, plans for designing Student Affairs for the future, and additional updates to the organizational structure of our […]

College Update: Missing Student Miya Marcano Has Been Found

Saturday, October 2, 2021 A Special Message From Kathleen Plinske, Valencia College President I am deeply saddened to share that Valencia College student Miya Marcano‘s death was confirmed today by local law enforcement officials. We offer our deepest condolences to her family. The entire Valencia College community is grieving the loss of one of our […]

College Update: Missing Valencia College Student Miya Mar...

Monday, September 27, 2021 A Special Message From Kathleen Plinske, Valencia College President I am saddened to share that we learned that one of our students, Miya Marcano, went missing from her apartment in Orlando on Friday, September 24, 2021. Miya is from Fort Lauderdale and began attending Valencia College online for the Fall 2020 […]

Join Open Town Halls With College President Kathleen Plinske

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Join Valencia College President Kathleen Plinske for open town halls to discuss and explore the role of the new equity leadership position. As shared in her College Update on Wednesday, August 18, the equity leadership position will be a vice president-level role, responsible for the strategy and oversight of our varied initiatives focused on expanding opportunity and […]

Academic Assembly Highlights and Ways to Engage This Fall

Friday, August 20, 2021 A Special Message From Valencia College President Kathleen Plinske Thank you for a wonderful Academic Assembly and your engagement during the open town halls that followed. As we prepare to welcome students to campus for the fall term, I offer a few takeaways from yesterday: Anyone can learn anything under the […]

College Update: New Academic Leadership Structure;...

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 A Special Message from Valencia College President Kathleen Plinske Next week, we have the privilege of welcoming more than 42,000 students to our classrooms while striving to create an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming environment. We do so while continuing to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, grieving with the people of Haiti and Afghanistan, watching […]

Welcoming Kathleen Plinske, Our Fifth College President

Thursday, July 1, 2021 Today, we officially welcome Kathleen Plinske as the fifth president and CEO of Valencia College. After emerging as the leading candidate following a presidential search that included on-campus interviews with three finalists, and a series of town halls with students, employees and community leaders, Kathleen was selected to serve as Valencia’s president by the College’s […]

Save the Date: A Conversation With Kathleen Plinske

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Mark your calendar and plan to attend A Conversation With Kathleen Plinske. You are invited to join this inaugural event, focused on the Valencia College experience, and hear directly from her as she steps into the role of president of Valencia College, on Thursday, July 1, 2021. During this event, you’ll […]

College Update: January 21, 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021 A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Welcome back to Spring Term 2021! I hope you enjoyed genuine rest and deep fellowship over the holidays. You certainly earned it. So much has happened since the last collegewide message; I hope you’ll allow me to comment on just a few. […]