Education

SANFORD C. “SANDY” SHUGART

PRESIDENT, VALENCIA COLLEGE, ORLANDO

Shugart, a musician and poet, has been Valencia’s president for 20 years. The inaugural winner of the prestigious Aspen Prize, Valencia enrolls some 74,000 students. Two out of three graduates from local high schools in Orange and Osceola counties who attend college anywhere enroll at Valencia. The college employees more than 3,000 faculty and staff.

EDUCATION UNC-Chapel Hill (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION I once thought I would have to choose among leadership in education, creative writing, music, consulting, etc., but have been very fortunate to be able to remain active in all of these fields throughout my career, discovering that these varied pursuits nourish one another in interesting ways.
FLORIDA ISSUE Lifting the bottom quartile of workers, those trapped on the bottom rungs of the ladder, into sustaining full-time employment
ALTERNATE CAREER? Starving, but joyfully making music

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

STEVEN CURRALL

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

FEDRICK INGRAM

FLORIDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan Higher Education

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Thad Seymour Jr.

University of Central Florida

Sandy Shugart

Valencia College

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

John Thrasher

Florida State University

Ronald Vaughn

University of Tampa