Strategic Planning at Valencia



Vision Statement:

Public safety and service programs at the college are responsive to immediate and unaddressed safety concerns in the community.

Working Theory:

A sustainable community is one that has a vital quality of life.


1. Develop a process for reviewing community public safety needs

  • Conduct assessments in collaboration with public safety leaders to determine public safety training and education needs.
  • Gather input from public safety leaders and partners for the development of the School of Public Safety master plan.
  • Participate on local community and public safety related boards, groups, and initiatives.

2. Determine Valencia's role in being responsive to unmet community public safety needs

  • Enhance collaboration with high school career specialists and counselors to promote public safety programs and careers.
  • Work with partners to develop and implement hospitality and private security programming.
  • Develop fire protection programming.

3. Develop educational enrichment public safety programs for the community

  • Develop and implement fire and law enforcement academy "track" programs.
  • Enhance fire command and tactical law enforcement simulations.
  • Enhance partnerships with UCF's Criminal Justice and Public Administration departments.
  • Coordinate high school and camp visits.


If you are interested in becoming part of this strategic initiatives work team, or if you would like to learn more, please contact one of the facilitators below:

Joe Battista


Vice President, Global, Professional, and Continuing Education

The Power to Serve: Valencia's Five-Year Impact Plan

Impact Planning Definitions


Contact Information:

Susan Ledlow
VP, Academic Affairs & Planning
P: 407-582-3423

Karen M. Borglum
AVP, Curriculum & Assessment
P: 407-582-3455

Noelia Maldonado Rodriguez
Coordinator, Institutional Advancement
P: 407-582-3487


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