Welcome Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs Daniel Barkowitz

A Message from Kim Sepich, Vice President, Student Affairs

It’s my honor to officially welcome Daniel Barkowitz to Valencia as the assistant vice president of financial aid and veterans affairs.

Daniel boasts an extensive history in higher education, with leadership positions at institutes like St. Johns River State College, Columbia University, MIT and others. Most recently, he served St. Johns River State College as the dean of enrollment management — overseeing admissions, recruitment, new student orientation, financial aid and veterans affairs for the three-campus Florida state college.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Northeastern University and his master’s degree in human resource education from Boston University.

In his personal life, you can find him writing poetry (you can read his work here), collecting tarot cards, reading and watching science fiction, spending time at Walt Disney World and volunteering with Relay for Life. Daniel also has two kids — one a senior in high school and one a junior in college — that keep him plenty busy.

Please join me in welcoming Daniel in the comments section below.


  • Paula said:

    Yes. I would like to welcome our fearless new leader as well. He is an outstanding addition to the Valencia family. Glad to have you Daniel.

    PMFri, 11 Aug 2017 16:12:33 +0000Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:12:33 +0000pm17,4:12 pm

    • Daniel Barkowitz said:

      Thank you Paula! I know I am in good hands when it comes to your management (smiles)! We will make a great team!

      PMFri, 11 Aug 2017 16:14:16 +0000Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:14:16 +0000pm17,4:14 pm

  • Warda said:

    Welcome to Valencia, Daniel! So great to have you here. I loved reading your poems. "Breakfast Foods" was a delight! 🙂

    PMFri, 11 Aug 2017 16:23:43 +0000Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:23:43 +0000pm17,4:23 pm

    • Daniel Barkowitz said:

      Thanks Warda. I appreciate your comments – no Trix!

      PMFri, 11 Aug 2017 16:28:43 +0000Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:28:43 +0000pm17,4:28 pm

  • Amy Bosley said:

    Glad to have you on our team, Daniel. Welcome to Valencia!

    AMSun, 13 Aug 2017 08:23:34 +0000Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:23:34 +0000am17,8:23 am

    • Daniel Barkowitz said:

      Thank you so much, Amy. I have been blessed by such a warm welcome. I am thrilled to be a part of the team!

      AMMon, 14 Aug 2017 08:09:18 +0000Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:09:18 +0000am17,8:09 am

  • Laura Skelton said:

    Welcome again to Valencia Daniel! 🙂 Enjoy the avocado haha! 🙂

    PMWed, 16 Aug 2017 12:55:27 +0000Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:55:27 +0000pm17,12:55 pm

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