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Kathleen Plinske Named One of 40 Gators Under 40

Congratulations to Kathleen Plinske, executive vice president and provost, and president, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campus, who was recognized by the University of Florida Alumni Association as one of its 40 Gators Under 40 — a distinction that honors young alumni whose achievements positively reflect The Gator Nation. Kathleen was honored during the 2019 40 Gators Under 40 […]

Three Valencia Leaders Contribute to New Book on...

Left to right: Sonya Joseph, Kathleen Plinske and Joyce Romano The recently published book, “Building Transfer Student Pathways For College and Career Success,” includes insights from three Valencia leaders. Co-edited by Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Sonya Joseph and Mark Allen Poisel, the book outlines theories and practices as they pertain to promoting college completion and […]

May 2018 Kudos

Week of May 20 – 26, 2018 East Campus Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Earns International Acclaim No. This isn’t déjà vu. The Alpha Gamma Omega chapter (AGO) of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) has earned more recognition for the chapter’s remarkable success and community service efforts — this time on an international scale. Following the chapter’s […]

Organizational Changes Within Senior Leadership

A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President I am writing to share a decision I have reached concerning the organization of the College’s senior staff. Since I arrived some 18 years ago, Valencia has essentially doubled both in scale and distribution. We now have eight learning locations (East, West, Winter Park, Osceola, Lake […]

May 2017 Kudos

Week of May 14 – 20, 2017 Three Valencia Leaders Named Aspen Presidential Fellows Congratulations to Kathleen Plinske, president, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses, and Kim Sepich, vice president, student affairs, who have completed the inaugural Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. Kathleen and Kim were two of only 40 selected into this […]

Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders: Kathleen Plinske

By Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses “Freely ye received, freely give.” — Pepperdine University motto When I was in middle school, I announced to my mom that I wanted to go to college. She replied, “If you want to go to college, you had better find a scholarship.” A few years […]

Campus President Kathleen Plinske Presents During Doing...

As Osceola County leaders work to develop the required workforce for new and growing fields, like tech and manufacturing, finding ways to meet these growing needs is a hot topic for Osceola community leaders. This includes our own Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campus President Kathleen Plinske, who recently participated in the Orlando Business Journal’s […]

Kathleen Plinske and ‘Super Cooper’ Help...

Left to right: Larry Tyree, Kathleen Plinske and, their therapy dog, Cooper Volunteer Recognition Day is Wednesday, April 20, 2016; and was established as a way to recognize, honor and thank all volunteers for their work. In recognition of this day, we’re highlighting the volunteerism of Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campus President Kathleen Plinske, who […]

September 2014 Kudos

Week of September 28- October 4, 2014 Valencia Alum Named One of Top Five Up and Coming Chefs Orlando Magazine has named Trina Gregory-Propst, owner of Se7en Bites and graduate of Valencia’s culinary program, one of the top five up and coming chefs in Orlando in its September 2014 issue. The Grove checked in with […]

July 2014 Kudos

Valencia Professors Among Top Three Finalists for AFC Technology Commission Excellence in Technology Awards Congratulations to Tanya Bizon, professor of English as a Second Language, East Campus, and Neal Phillips, professor of English, West Campus, who have been selected among the top three finalists for the 2014 Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Technology Commission Excellence […]