Sanford Shugart

Sanford Shugart

President, Valencia College

Dr. Sanford C. “Sandy” Shugart has served since 2000 as the fourth president of Valencia College in greater Orlando, Florida.  As winner of the first Aspen Prize for Excellence, Valencia is one of the most celebrated community colleges in America.  Serving some 70,000 students per year, Valencia is known for high rates of graduation, transfer, and job placement and has become something of a national laboratory for best practices in learning-centered education.  Prior to Valencia, Sandy served as president of North Harris College and as Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of the North Carolina Community College System.  In 2015, he was named by Washington Monthly magazine as one of the ten most innovative college and university presidents in America.  He earned his Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In addition to his career in education, Dr. Shugart is a published poet, musician, and songwriter and author of Leadership in the Crucible of Work: Discovering the Interior Life of an Authentic Leader.

Closing Town Hall Meeting | Hard Questions, Good Answers and Lively Discussion

Ballroom A

The Closing Town Hall Meeting provides an opportunity to review and reflect upon all that you’ve learned over the past few days. Dr. Sandy Shugart, president of Valencia College, will lead the audience in a conversation designed to elicit emergent topics and themes formulated during this conference. The audience will be encouraged to pose questions […]

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General Session and Keynote Presentation II | Presidential Legal and Policy Perspectives: What Is Keeping Your CEO Up at Night?

Ballroom A

Join us for a fast paced and informative discussion centered on key legal and policy issues facing community colleges today (and perhaps coming our way in the future)… What is the view from the President’s chair and how does it differ from our view?  Which legal issues are the most critical from a college governance […]

Keynote
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