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Join an Upcoming Conversation With College President...

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Mark your calendar and plan to attend the next Ask Kathleen Anything with College President Kathleen Plinske as she continues to listen, engage, and connect with the College community. Upcoming conversations will focus on the Career Credential goal in our Strategic Impact Plan with updates on our progress toward the goal and a […]

Celebrate the New Academic Year and Enjoy a Sweet Treat...

Friday, September 2, 2022 Join Valencia College President Kathleen Plinske for ice cream as we celebrate the new academic year — and as she concludes her first year as our president. It is tradition for a college to host many first-year activities to welcome a new president and to have a large, formal investiture ceremony. […]

Happy Anniversary to College President Kathleen Plinske

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Congratulations to College President Kathleen Plinske who is celebrating one year in her role. Thank you Kathleen for continuing our mission to provide opportunities for academic, technical and life-long learning, while encouraging us to meet our impact plan goals designed to advance equity for students of every race and ethnicity — […]

Orlando Sentinel Features Kathleen Plinske in Sports Column

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Orlando Sentinel Sports Columnist Mike Bianchi interviewed our own College President Kathleen Plinske on sports. Yes — sports — and how they inspired her to rise from a first-generation college student to the first woman president in Valencia College’s history. View the article in Valencia College’s Library Newsbank database. You will be […]

Kathleen Plinske Joins Our Fire Rescue and Law...

Tuesday, February 8, 2021 College President Kathleen Plinske immersed herself into a day in the life of our Fire Academy and Law Enforcement Academy students on Thursday, February 3, 2022. After a fire training and Associate in Science in Fire Science Technology overview at our Fire Training Grounds on Oakridge Road, Kathleen suited up in […]

Kathleen Plinske Recognized by Orlando Magazine

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Congratulations to College President Kathleen Plinske for being named on the list of “Ones to Watch” in Orlando Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful People of 2021. To view the full list of “Ones to Watch,” as well as the 50 Most Powerful People, visit the Orlando Magazine website. In addition, Kathleen was also quoted […]

College Update: Provost Search, Student Affairs Model,...

A Special Message From Kathleen Plinske, Valencia College President I hope this message finds you healthy, safe, and well. As I promised in my College Update in August, I write today with updates on our search for provosts, plans for designing Student Affairs for the future, and additional updates to the organizational structure of our […]

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 […]

Learn About College President Kathleen Plinske in...

Monday, August 09, 2021 The Community Paper recently interviewed College President Kathleen Plinske, showing us a side of her that many of us may not know about. During the interview, Kathleen shares her experience starting college at Indiana University at age 17, her challenges as a physics major, her hobbies and her experience at the Illinois Mathematics […]

Our President’s First Week in Photos

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Since beginning her new role on Thursday, July 1, 2021, Valencia College President Kathleen Plinske has engaged directly with employees and students through on-campus and virtual discussions to learn about their perspectives, challenges, concerns and overall experience at the College. Additionally, she helped stock Pooky’s Pantry — a food pantry that specifically benefits Valencia students in need. […]