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Getting Through This Together With Trust

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 In a follow up to their conversation in March, Valencia College President Sandy Shugart and Faculty Association President Stanton Reed came together again (with Lysol wipes on the ready) to have an open and honest discussion about how the College has fared through transitioning to online instruction, our new state of […]

College Update — May 8, 2020

Monday, May 8, 2020 A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President How is it already May 2020? In the past few weeks, we have closed a remarkable spring semester and successfully opened our summer term classes. We made personal phone calls to more than 35,000 students to check in and offer support. We […]

College Update — April 20, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020 A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President As promised, I am writing to share additional updates and observations with you. Thank you for taking the time to read and ponder these, and don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns or ideas. Thanks: I can’t begin to […]

College Update – Academic Affairs, Staff Changes, Big...

Welcome to 2019. I hope your spring term start-up has been relatively smooth and your offices and classes are buzzing with the positive energy of a mission worth pursuing. I have a few thoughts to share with you. 1 . We have successfully hired the next vice president of academic affairs. Isis Artze-Vega will join us […]

College Update — November 2018

A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President As the holidays approach at light speed, I wanted to share just a few items by way of update with you. Student Outcomes Work I am pleased to share that progress continues related to our student outcomes work. Many of you will remember that Dr. Kathleen […]

College Update — May 2018

A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President I want to share with you some updates regarding organizational changes, our budget and a few major projects. But first, I’d like to say thank you for your hard work and dedication to our students, to their learning and success and to making Valencia a place where lives can […]

College Update – May 2017

A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Commencement is behind us, the legislature has adjourned, the temperatures are in the mid-90s and the rain has, at last, returned to our sultry Florida afternoons. It must be summer. Therefore, it is time for a new college update. Record Numbers of Graduates This year’s Commencement […]

College Update — June 2016

A special message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Yesterday, June 22, 2016, Valencia’s District Board of Trustees approved the budget for the upcoming year. This budget proposal was developed over many months with input from across the College and, like budgets in years past, it is anchored in our commitments to student learning and […]

College Update — April 2016

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Several years ago, I shared with you that I could not recall a busier time in Valencia’s history. Well, today we are busier than ever — and the work is as impactful and authentic as ever. Thank you for all you do. And now a […]

College Update — June 2015

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Yesterday, the Board of Trustees passed what we must consider a landmark budget for Valencia College. For many years, we have challenged the legislature to redress the serious inequity in state funding to Valencia and a few other high-growth colleges. This year, the legislature appropriated […]