Dr. Stacey R. Johnson, president of Valencia College’s East and Winter Park campuses, has been named to the board of directors of United Arts of Central Florida, the umbrella organization that supports more than 50 Central Florida arts and cultural groups.
“I am thrilled with the wide ranging expertise and leadership brought to United Arts by our new board members,” said Flora Maria Garcia, United Arts president and CEO. “While the overall environment remains challenging for our artistic community, these talented individuals will be welcome additions to our arts-committed and engaged board.”
With more than 30 years of experience in higher education and 20 years of direct institutional administrative experience, Dr. Johnson was named president of the East and Winter Park campuses in 2012. Valencia’s East Campus houses most of the college’s arts and entertainment programs.
In addition to her devotion to the arts, Johnson is also a past member of the United States Olympic team (1980) and the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Executive Committee (2000-2004) as well as the first woman to hold a four-year term as President of U.S. Fencing’s National Governing Body. She has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Achievement and the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award and has been inducted into the San Antonio Women’s, San Jose State University, San Antonio Sports and U.S. Fencing Halls of Fame.