Posts Tagged ‘Valencia’

  • DirectConnect Program Among Nation’s Best for Increasing Hispanic College Success

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Valencia College’s DirectConnect to UCF program has been selected by Excelencia in Education, a Washington, D.C.-based organization, as America’s top program…

  • College Update: Valencia’s Budget for 2010-2011

    Saturday, June 12, 2010

    by Sandy Shugart
    June 1, 2010

    I have good news to share. First, the legislature is out of session as of a couple of weeks ago – always good news. Second, in spite of ongoing budget challenges due to the recession (next year is expected to be the toughest, and then we’ll see recovery in state revenues), the legislature recognized the extraordinary efforts made by community colleges to preserve access to the flood of new students in recent years and approved a very manageable budget for us. Not generous, but manageable. Third, as of Friday, the deadline for the Governor to veto elements of the budget passed with no action that would adversely affect Valencia. (You may have read in the news how others were not spared the veto…)

  • How To Reverse Higher Ed’s Dropout Crisis?

    Wednesday, June 2, 2010

    by Eliza Krigman

    Valencia President Sandy Shugart joined thought leaders from the government, academia and business today and called for an improvement in college completion rates. At stake, they said, is Americans’ ability to remain competitive in a global economy.

  • College Update: Baccalaureate Degrees and a Possible Name Change

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010

    by Sandy Shugart November 2, 2009 You have often heard me speak of my deep commitment to our partnership with UCF…

  • College Update: Budget Approved for 2009-2010

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    by Sandy Shugart June 16, 2009 This morning, the Board of Trustees approved an operating budget for the college for the…

  • College Update: Looming Budget Cuts for 2009-2010

    Friday, April 24, 2009

    by Sandy Shugart April 24, 2009 Most of you have heard or read about the reaction of the state university presidents …

  • College Update: Investing in Each Other

    Wednesday, February 25, 2009

    by Sandy Shugart February 25, 2009 I thought last week’s Learning Day was one of the best yet and want to…

  • College Update: Sustaining Excellence

    Wednesday, January 14, 2009

    by Sandy Shugart January 14, 2009 As the dust settles on a remarkably busy spring semester opening, I hope you will…