West and Downtown Campuses Welcome Terri A. Graham

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The West and Downtown Campuses officially welcome Terri A. Graham as the interim campus president.

Terri joins the West region after serving four years as executive dean of the Winter Park Campus where she led the academic, fiscal and operational areas of the campus.

“I’m honored to serve as the interim campus president for West and Downtown Campuses,” Terri shared. “This region of the Valencia footprint has a deep commitment to serving the community and meeting regional workforce needs, which aligns with my value system. Leadership is serving others. I’m looking forward to serving closer with the dynamic faculty and staff in this region and maintaining the momentum of excellence that has been established.”

Prior to Valencia College, Terri was the dean of academic foundations at Seminole State College and served Florida State College at Jacksonville as the director of program development for workforce programs. She also taught student life skills and as an adjunct professor for early childhood associate and bachelor’s degree programs. She started her career as an elementary and middle school teacher.

Terri has built deep connections in the community, and she understands the Downtown Campus’ unique challenges and opportunities.

“She is energetic and approachable, with a deep character, a calm demeanor, and a love of students, faculty and staff,” shared College President Sandy Shugart. “Terri will be a wonderful steward of our work in student success and learning, inclusive excellence and equity, and growth of our workforce mission, especially in the area of bachelor degree development.”

She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in elementary education from Florida A&M, along with a master’s degree in marketing and management from Rollins College and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Florida.



  • Marie Vasquez-Brooks said:

    So glad to have you leading our team Terri!

    PMThu, 13 Aug 2020 17:28:06 +0000Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:28:06 +0000pm20,5:28 pm

  • Ana Caldero said:

    Welcome to West!
    We are going to have fun!

    PMThu, 13 Aug 2020 19:06:40 +0000Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:06:40 +0000pm20,7:06 pm

  • Rebecca Toole said:

    Welcome, Dr. Graham!

    AMFri, 14 Aug 2020 10:06:36 +0000Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:06:36 +0000am20,10:06 am

  • Bob Gessner said:

    Congratulations, Terri! We on the West Campus are looking forward to serving under your leadership and vision. I see a great first year for your campus presidency.

    AMSat, 15 Aug 2020 09:23:30 +0000Sat, 15 Aug 2020 09:23:30 +0000am20,9:23 am

  • Kourtney Baldwin said:

    Congratulations Terri and Go GATORS! 🙂

    PMMon, 17 Aug 2020 13:28:15 +0000Mon, 17 Aug 2020 13:28:15 +0000pm20,1:28 pm

  • Lashon Henderson said:

    Congratulations Terri!

    AMTue, 18 Aug 2020 11:35:57 +0000Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:35:57 +0000am20,11:35 am

  • Natalie J. Ford said:

    Congratulations on an accomplishment well earned. I’m very happy for you.

    PMThu, 20 Aug 2020 22:54:46 +0000Thu, 20 Aug 2020 22:54:46 +0000pm20,10:54 pm

  • Reginald Finley said:

    Congratulations. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our communities. I'm looking forward to seeing the fruits of your leadership.

    PMFri, 21 Aug 2020 16:26:03 +0000Fri, 21 Aug 2020 16:26:03 +0000pm20,4:26 pm

  • Anonymous said:

    Congrats Soror
    You will do a great job.

    AMSat, 22 Aug 2020 10:25:14 +0000Sat, 22 Aug 2020 10:25:14 +0000am20,10:25 am

  • Pierre pilloud said:

    Thank you for taking the time to talk to us today 11/12/2020.
    Chef Pierre

    PMThu, 12 Nov 2020 18:41:53 +0000Thu, 12 Nov 2020 18:41:53 +0000pm20,6:41 pm

  • Alfonso Pitters said:

    Welcome Dr. Graham, I know that with your knowledge and experience, you going to be blessing to us here at the Valencia College West.

    PMFri, 12 Feb 2021 22:14:09 +0000Fri, 12 Feb 2021 22:14:09 +0000pm21,10:14 pm

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