Valencia College East Campus Experience
Join Valencia College as a Campus President for East and Winter Park Campuses
Valencia is a premier learning college that transforms lives, strengthens community
and inspires individuals to excellence.
Invitation to Apply
College President Sandy Shugart and the Talent Search committee invite you to apply
for the East and Winter Park Campus Presidency. One of three campus presidents at
Valencia, the Campus President of East and Winter Park Campuses reports directly to
College President Sandy Shugart, and is a member of the president's senior team.
Valencia College is a member of the Florida College System, a network of 28 state
colleges under the purview of the Florida Department of Education, and is accredited
by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Under President Shugart's leadership, Valencia College won the inaugural Aspen Prize
for Community College Excellence and was recognized as a "Great College to Work For"
by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
For our next Campus President of the East and Winter Park Campuses, Valencia is seeking
a dynamic, passionate and visionary leader who is deeply committed to being active
in and serving the diverse needs of the community. Valencia College's philosophy and
culture is rooted in collaboration, empowering teamwork for faculty, staff and administrators.
These values are integral to Valencia and will form a framework around which the Talent
Search Committee will consider candidacies.
THE NOMINATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS
To submit your candidacy and apply to this position, please complete an online application
and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and five professional references
with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without
prior authorization from the applicant.
The Talent Search Committee will begin a review of applications the end of March 2020
and continue working until a selection is made. To ensure full consideration, applications
should be received by Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 7 p.m. EST.
The president of the East and Winter Park Campuses is one of three campus presidents
at Valencia and reports directly to College President, Sandy Shugart, and is a member
of the President’s Senior Team. The Campus President supervises 10 deans who provide
oversight to large academic areas.
The role of the campus president is a high-profile role that represents a unique opportunity
to transform lives in Central Florida and beyond. Our Campus Presidents lead Valencia's
efforts to make significant improvements in student learning outcomes at a learning-centered
college, provide leadership for our dynamic and rapidly growing campuses, and genuinely
and deeply engage with a diverse community to increase access to higher education.
The primary role is to ensure significant and measurable improvements in learning
within a supportive environment.
East Region Campuses
Situated just outside the Orlando city limits, the East and Winter Park Campuses offer
access to higher education to students living in the eastern region of Orlando.
As the second-largest state college in Florida, Valencia served nearly 78,000 students
during the 2018-19 academic year. Valencia College has a diverse student body, with
over 63% coming from historically underrepresented populations and learners from 132
countries. The East and Winter Park region, comprised of the East and Winter Park
Campuses, served more than 30,000 students during the same period, or nearly 39% of
the College's total. Students completing an Associate in Arts degree at the East and
Winter Park Campuses, have powerful pathways to baccalaureate degrees, or one of a
number of Associate in Science degrees, that prepare students for immediate entry
into the workforce.
Valencia College East and Winter Park faculty and staff members are dedicated and
committed to creating an academically challenging environment, offering flexibility,
support and encouragement to our students.
Valencia College's East Campus serves approximately 28,000 students annually, and
is known for many outstanding programs and faculty. The East Campus is also home to
the School of Arts and Entertainment, which serves 9,500 students in five different Associate in Science degrees programs
and offers five Pre-Majors in art, dance, theater, musical theater and music that
transfer to the University of Central Florida's Arts and Humanities and Performing
Arts Schools. Located only a few minutes from the University of Central Florida, East
Campus is convenient for students taking general education classes and earning an
Associate in Arts degree.
The student body on East Campus is diverse with 14 percent African American, 32 percent
Caucasian and 36 percent Hispanic. East Campus was founded in 1974 and now is home
to 10 buildings which house approximately 205 full-time faculty, 530 part-time faculty
and 420 part-time and full-time staff.
In 2015, the East Campus received a $2.625 million Title V grant to increase transfer and graduation rates for East Campus pathways, focusing on four
of the largest transfer discipline areas to the University of Central Florida including
business, psychology, education and arts. To learn more about East Campus, visit the
Winter Park Campus
Centrally located in what has been called one of the most picturesque cities in America,
the Winter Park Campus opened in 1998, in the heart of the famous Park Avenue shopping
district and minutes away from the SunRail station. The Winter Park Campus is a one-building
campus, which houses 2,600 students annually and offers both general education courses
and programs such as teacher education and accounting, to name a few. This campus
is also home to the Jeffersonian Honors Program, which is focused on producing active,
The faculty, staff and students of the Winter Park Campus routinely engage with the
community through service-based projects at multiple facilities, including the Winter
Park Community Center and the DePugh Nursing Home. The campus is led by an executive
dean who reports directly to the campus president. Winter Campus has 18 full-time
faculty and 52 part-time faculty and has approximately 60 part-time and full-time
staff. To learn more about the Winter Park Campus, visit the campus page.