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Leadership Quotes for Leaders by Leaders: Sandy Shugart

By Valencia College President Sandy Shugart “Endurance comes from … enduring.”   — Rainer Maria Rilke The great German poet did not know he was writing a leadership quote, but this has always been a touchstone for my best work. None of the really important things we might seek to accomplish are fast and easy. […]

Honoring Our Fallen Officers

A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President As news emerged regarding the untimely death of two of Orlando’s law enforcement officers on Monday, we all felt our community’s loss. My deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of Master Sgt. Debra Clayton and Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, who died serving and protecting. They were loved […]

We Are Valencia

A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President “Remember who you are and where you come from.” These words have stayed with me for more than 40 years since they were spoken into my life by a teacher, one of the sages in my early development, during a time of serious school unrest when […]

October 2016 Kudos

Week of October 2 – 8, 2016 Wendy Toscano Recognized for Community Service A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses In recognition of her exceptional pro bono services for Central Florida veterans, East Campus Professor of Paralegal Studies Wendy Toscano was recognized with a distinguished honor from the Florida Supreme Court, […]

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 […]

A Way Forward: A Video Message from President Shugart

A special message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Valencia College President Sandy Shugart shares a special video message with all employees to talk about the way forward from the tragic events we’ve experienced in our community this past week. “You are not alone. We’ll do this together,” conveys Sandy. Watch his video below. Valencia’s offering several […]

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 – 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 […]

President Sandy Shugart Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Donning a red bowtie and black suit jacket, Valencia College President Sandy Shugart joined the legions of people nationwide who have braved the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that […]