Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Valencia College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate and Bachelor’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Valencia College.

The Commission’s address and contact numbers are provided to enable interested constituents to (1) learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. General inquiries about the college, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly with the appropriate department at Valencia College.

The Office of Curriculum & Assessment provides leadership, support, and resources for Valencia’s regional accreditation with SACSCOC. These processes assist the College in maintaining SACSCOC accreditation, promoting the achievement of its mission and goals, and fostering continuous improvement of programs and services. For any questions related Valencia College and its accreditation with SACSCOC, please contact Darren Smith, Director of Institutional Effectiveness.


SACSCOC Collegewide Oversight Committee:

Darren Smith
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
SACSCOC Institutional Liaison

Dr. Michael Bosley
Executive Dean, Lake Nona Campus

Dr. Nicholas Bekas
Campus Dean, West Campus

Ms. Michelle Foster
Campus Dean, East Campus

Mr. Daniel Diehl
Asst Dir, Central FL Fire Inst, Fire Science SPS

Ms. Erica Reese
Director, Standardized Testing

Ms. Noelia Maldonado Rodriguez
Planning Support Specialist

Contact Information

Darren Smith
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
SACSCOC Institutional Liaison
Office: (407) 582-3015; Fax: 407-582-3003
Email:dsmith335@valenciacollege.edu

Noelia Maldonado Rodriguez
Coordinator of Institutional Advancement
Office: 407-582-3487; Fax: 407-582-3003
Email:nmaldonado5@valenciacollege.edu