Board of Trustees
Valencia, a member of the Florida College System, is under the local control of a lay District Board of Trustees composed of citizens who serve without pay and are legally vested with decision-making power in all matters of college policy, programs, building, budget and personnel. Each trustee is appointed by the governor. Eight Orange and Osceola County citizens form the Valencia College District Board of Trustees. Meeting in eight official sessions each year, along with occasional special meetings and workshops, these civic-minded individuals contribute their time and talent to guiding the development of Valencia College so that it remains responsive to the educational needs of its local community.
一道本不卡免费高清Celebration resident Maria Grulich is administrator of the Osceola County Economic Development Department, overseeing the recruitment and retention of business and industry for Osceola County. She serves on the boards of Enterprise Florida Stakeholders Council, Osceola Regional Hospital, Foundation for Osceola Education, Community Vision, Florida Extension Services Board of Advisors and Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce. A Cuban-American, Maria is bilingual and a graduate of the University of South Florida.
Lewis M. Oliver, III
Lew Oliver is a law partner with Quinones, Fitzgibbons, Pfister & Oliver P.L., and resides in Orlando. He has been a Florida resident since 1970, and received his Bachelor’s degree from Stetson University, and his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law School. He previously served as Senior Vice President of AMT Inc., a transportation technology firm, and as Vice President for Neotonus, Inc., a medical device manufacturer.
Jerry D. Buchanan
Jerry Buchanan is a retired bank executive. She is active in many civic and community activities. She serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Orange County Regional History Center, as a member of the 5th District Appellate Court Judicial Nominating Commission, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tillie Fowler Excellence in Public Service Series, and as Chairman of Leadership 1000. She resides in Orlando.
一道本不卡免费高清Guillermo Hansen, of Kissimmee, is the publisher and editor of the newspaper, El Osceola Star. He serves on the board of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce for which he founded the Minority Business and the Hispanic Business councils. He has also been an active member of the Osceola Tourist Development Council since 2000. Born and raised in Mexico, Hansen attended Croydon Technical College and London Tourism College.
Lori Kifer Johnson
Lori Kifer, of Winter Park, is vice president for the Orlando office of Edelman, Inc., the country’s largest independent public relations agency. She
is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and has expertise in communication programs for nonprofit and healthcare organizations. She is actively engaged in the community serving on a variety of boards including Orange County’s Citizens Commission for Children, the Downtown Orlando Partnership Board and the Winter Park Code Enforcement Board.
一道本不卡免费高清Fernando Perez is the regional director of Biotronik Inc., a global manufacturer of cardiovascular medical devices. Previously, he held executive positions with Medtronic Inc. and Xerox Corporation. He has also served on the board of directors for the Health Care Center for the Homeless. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Perez now lives in Windermere. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Jo Quittschreiber is a retired school teacher and a Kissimmee resident. She is a graduate of Mayville State University in North Dakota, and has worked and volunteered in educational positions as well as acted as a member of condominium, nursing home and community service boards. Since moving to Florida, she has engaged in many political activities on the grassroots level as well as held elective office in these organizations.