Board of Trustees
Each of the 28 community colleges in Florida’s statewide 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. Nine Orange and Osceola county citizens form the Valencia College District Board of Trustees. Meeting in regular sessions once each month, 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.
Chair, Bruce Carlson is the owner of Imagination Realty, Inc. and was previously the vice president of operations for E. I. DuPont De Nemours Performance Coatings. He is a former treasurer of the American Chemical Society, Delaware Section and serves as a member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. He received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his doctorate from Purdue University.
Vice-Chair, Tracey Stockwell is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Universal Orlando. Before joining Universal Orlando in 1997, she worked at Price Waterhouse. Currently treasurer of the Universal Orlando Foundation, Stockwell is a member of the Florida Institute of CFO’s and has served in a variety of roles in the Orlando Economic Partnership. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. She is both a Florida Certified Public Accountant as well as an Ontario Chartered Accountant.
Trustee, Maria Grulich serves as director of global business for the Florida Association of Realtors, overseeing and developing global initiatives and programs for Florida, as well as serving as the team liaison to the National Association of Realtors. Grulich is a resident of Osceola County and a graduate of the University of South Florida.
Trustee, 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.
Trustee, Rosene Johnson, is Executive Director of the PACE Center for Girls. She holds a master's degree in child development and a bachelor's degree in family community services, both from Michigan State University. Through her Kidz Success program, which promotes stronger learning relationships between parents and children, she has served as a consultant for Orange County Public Schools, Scholastic, Inc., and the University of Michigan.
Trustee, Daisy Lopez-Cid is the owner of Remax Premier Properties. She is the past president of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and is the president-elect of the Osceola Association of Realtors.
Trustee, Raymer Maguire, III is an owner of Maguire Lassman, P.A., an eminent domain law firm. He currently serves on the boards of the Central Care Mission and the Youth Ministry Institute. He graduated from the University of Florida with honors and earned his law degree from Florida State University College of Law. His father, Raymer Maguire Jr., helped found Valencia Community College and served as a trustee for 17 years.
Trustee, Lew Oliver is the owner of Oliver Title Law Firm, LLC, 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.
Trustee, Beth Smith is the government and education manager for Cigna. Prior to her current job, she served as corporate manager of community relations for Orlando Health. Smith serves on the boards of the UCF Alumni Association, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Orlando Partnership, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Leadership Florida Regional Council. Smith earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida, where she is pursuing a master's degree in public administration.