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Orlando Magazine's 50 Most Powerful People in Education of 2017

In May, Shugart was one of the dignitaries who helped break ground on the joint UCF-Valencia Downtown Campus. That came as Valencia celebrates its 50th anniversary. During Shugart’s 17-year-tenure, the school has moved into elite status as one of the nation’s largest community colleges with a network of Central Florida campuses and boasting a 95 percent job placement rate.