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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. […]

Top 10 Things I Am Grateful for at Valencia

Thursday, December 17, 2020 A Special Message From Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President As we wrap up the Fall 2020 semester and the holidays approach, I hope you will allow me to share a few short reflections on our work and experience. In a “normal” year, we would be enjoying live celebrations, gift exchanges, toy drives for […]

College Update: Phase 2, Spring Break and Veteran’s Day P...

Friday, October 23, 2020 A Special Message From Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President More than six months ago, we made the decision to move to a remote work and learning environment due to the growing concerns and impact of COVID-19. Initially, we thought these new arrangements would last for a few weeks and that we would be able […]

College Update: Opportunity and Equity Initiatives

Friday, October 2, 2020 A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President In earlier conversations, and now in ongoing strategic planning efforts, we have discussed our special responsibility, in light of Valencia College’s mission and history, to ensure that opportunity is real for everyone, and that equity, especially in student outcomes, is the test […]

College Update: Valencia’s Leadership Transition

Thursday, August 20, 2020 A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President This morning, we experienced an Academic Assembly like no other. Our usual gathering of the faculty in the Performing Arts Center on East Campus evolved into a collegewide Zoom webinar. Although I’m sure some missed the coffee and pastries and, most of all, […]