Dr. Kathleen Plinske

President, Valencia College

Dr. Kathleen Plinske was selected by the Valencia College Board of Trustees to become the college’s fifth president, starting in July 2021. Prior to being named president, Plinske served as Valencia’s executive vice president and provost, as well as president of the Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana campuses.

Please take a moment to view a video message from our new president.

A Message from Valencia College President, Dr. Kathleen Plinske


Total enrollment of 76,329 students during '19-'20.


130+ programs including associate and bachelor's degrees.


9,421 associate and bachelor's degree graduates.

~ 1/4

Almost a quarter of UCF graduates started at Valencia College.

Valencia College District Board of Trustees

Valencia College District Board of Trustees

The Valencia College District Board of Trustees is composed of nine citizens appointed by the governor from Orange and Osceola counties. They are vested with decision-making power in all matters of college policy, programs, building, budget and personnel.

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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Valencia College is accredited by SACSCOC.


Valencia College has ten convenient locations throughout Orange and Osceola counties.

Valencia Foundation

Learn more about the Valencia College Foundation.

President's Updates

College updates from the Office of the President.