The Passing of a Great Educator: Dr. Charles Millican

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The University of Central Florida’s founding president, Dr. Charles Millican, passed away today. A strong supporter of Valencia during its founding and throughout the college’s development, Valencia Community College unveiled a plaque to honor Dr. Millican and the role he played when it dedicated the joint UCF-Valencia building on its West Campus last year, named the University Center.

In 1967, he endorsed the creation of a new junior college in Orlando. He was countering initial local resistance to the notion. His support helped pave the way for Valencia’s establishment.

If Dr. Millican is considered the father of UCF, he also could be considered the godfather of Valencia. He will not be forgotten.

Sandy Shugart, President

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