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.

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A Message from Valencia College President, Dr. Kathleen Plinske

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Total enrollment of 70,906 students during '22-'23.


130+ degree and certificate programs.


9,119 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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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.


The accreditation of all branch campuses is dependent on the continued institutional accreditation of Valencia College by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).