Sanford C. Shugart

President, Valencia College

Sanford (Sandy) Shugart, PhD, blends two careers, one as president of Valencia College (with 60,000 students and winner of the prestigious Aspen Prize as the nation’s best community college in 2011), another as a poet and singer/songwriter. He says they nourish each other, his “day job” giving him the material that is turned into ballads and folk-rock lyrics of life, work, growing, and growing old. He is the author of Leadership in the Crucible of Work: Discovering the Interior Life of an Authentic Leader.