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West Campus Celebrates Black History

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses With at least two significant observances during the spring 2019 term, West Campus employees and students recognized the importance of celebrating black achievement and culture. In January, West Campus celebrated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a tribute video played in the campus stores and a […]

You’re Invited to Make a Difference at the New Downtown...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses and Eugene Jones, Executive Dean, Downtown Campus As we make preparations to open the Downtown Campus in partnership with the University of Central Florida, we invite you to help us expand access, cultivate innovation and create impact as a faculty member of one of the […]

Valencia Helps Pave a Brighter Future with Community...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses In an effort to engage our community in crucial conversations about education, the Valencia College Transition team and student volunteers recently joined the newly developed Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) and other partners to spread the word about educational possibilities […]

Welcome Eugene Jones, Executive Dean of the Downtown Campus

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Please join me in welcoming Eugene Jones, who will be the new executive dean of the Downtown Campus, to Valencia. Eugene comes to Valencia with more than 20 years of experience in higher education at several institutions. He has served in a variety of capacities, […]

Orlando Business Journal Highlights Valencia

Valencia made headlines twice in the Friday, May 5, 2017, issue of the Orlando Business Journal. The cover story, “10 People You Should Know at UCF Downtown, Creative Village,” introduces the community leaders who are connected with the new University of Central Florida-Valencia Downtown Campus, including our own Falecia Williams, president, West and Downtown Campuses. To […]

University of Central Florida – Valencia Downtown Campus...

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, Valencia and the University of Central broke ground at the site of the Downtown Campus. Here’s the full video of the groundbreaking ceremony. Follow coverage of the event on social media by using the hashtags, #MyDowntownCampus and #ValenciaDowntown. For an event recap, visit the Valencia news site.

You’re Invited: Downtown Campus Groundbreaking

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 Time: 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Location: UCF Center for Emerging Media (500 W. Livingston St., Orlando, FL 32801) It is my honor to inform you that you’re invited to the University of Central Florida (UCF) – Valencia Downtown Campus ceremonial […]

Centers for Accelerated Training Expansion on the Horizon

You may have heard that Valencia has plans to expand some Advanced Manufacturing Training programs to our future Downtown Campus. We are in preliminary discussions to expand the Centers for Accelerated Training, which offer accelerated skills training programs that train unemployed and underemployed individuals for high-wage, high-demand positions, to the Downtown Campus. “We want to service the community […]

Campus Construction: Get the 411

Downtown Campus Design Approved The design for the Downtown Campus’ Dr. Phillips Academic Commons won approval from a key city board. The signature element of the Dr. Phillips Academic Commons is a glass-enclosed bridge spanning two buildings. With 148,000 square feet, the four-story buildings will house 35 classrooms, a library and writing center. For more […]

Campus Construction: Get the 411

New Downtown Campus Academic Building Named The University of Central Florida (UCF) Board of Trustees committee voted this month to name the Downtown Campus academic building the Dr. Phillips Academic Commons, after one of the region’s leading philanthropic organizations. Last year, Dr. Phillips Charities committed $7 million to the new campus, helping the university surpass its $20 million […]