Valencia College in Orlando, Florida is a premier learning organization that transforms lives, strengthens communities and inspires individuals to excellence. Under this vision, Valencia has become an innovative leader in higher education with a reputation for excellence in student success. As Dr. Sanford C. Shugart has announced his retirement at the end of the 2020-21 academic year, Valencia’s District Board of Trustees is embarking on a national search to find the fifth president of Valencia College, an individual who will continue the work of innovation, visionary leadership, and an unwavering focus on student success. 

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Search Process

The search for Valencia’s fifth president will encompass three phases: search process design, active recruitment, and discernment and selection.

Search Committee

The Board has commissioned a search committee to support to the search process.

Meeting Schedule

District Board of Trustee and Presidential Search Committee meetings are open to the public.


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