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College Update – May 2015

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President State Budget and Legislative Matters As you may have read, the Florida Legislature has adjourned for the 2015 Session, but the House and Senate have not passed the 2015-2016 state budget. While this is somewhat unusual, it is not unprecedented. In years past, the House […]

College Update — March 2015

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President The Florida legislature goes into session this week, so I thought I would provide a brief update on our issues for you. 1. Funding for Valencia – Our most important priority has been to increase funding for Valencia. In years past, we have urged the […]

College Update — April 2014

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Colleagues, Please excuse the long silence between updates. I can’t recall a busier time in my life or Valencia’s. Respecting that observation, I will try to be brief. 1. Legislative Update — With just a week or so to go, the legislative session is […]

College Update – May 2013

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Colleagues, You may have already seen that the Board of Trustees approved freezing Valencia’s tuition for one more year at $99.06 per credit hour. I am pleased that we are able, for just one more year, to respond to the financial pressures our students […]

College Update – March 2013

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear College Community, Here are a few items by way of update: 1. Legislature – The Florida Legislature convened for its annual 60-day session about a week ago, and a number of interesting issues are already on the table. Dr. Bill Mullowney will be sharing detailed […]

College Update – November 2012

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Colleagues, As we approach the holiday season, I want to thank all of you for a fine fall term and bring you a few thoughts by way of update on issues affecting the college. Ten Thousand Dollar Degree – You may have read or […]

College Update – September 2012

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Colleagues, Now that the dust is settling on another fall term start-up, I have a few observations to share. 1. Start Right – We had some special challenges this term. For example, an unprecedented number of students registered, but were unable to pay for […]

College Update – May 2012

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear colleagues, I’m afraid I am a bit overdue in writing this update and hope you will forgive its length. Legislature The Florida Legislature completed its budget work earlier than normal this year, a function of their decennial redistricting activity. While the state’s economy is […]

College Update – December 2011

It has been quite a week for Valencia, and before many of you begin to depart for a period of well earned rest and holiday celebration, I want to reflect on the events with you for just a moment. It was the greatest privilege of my professional life to represent you and our students at […]