Meet new trustee John Crossman

One of the college’s leaders is reaching out to let faculty, staff and students know he is here to serve. An accomplished commercial real estate broker, Trustee John Crossman says in an essay to college staff:

“I believe that colleges benefit from people like me in that as philanthropists, entrepreneurs and ‘connectors,’ we are able to:

1. Donate money.
2. Assist in raising money.
3. Serve as guest lecturers.
4. Mentor students.
5. Encourage high school students to attend.
6. Hire interns.
7. Hire graduates.

I am happy to do all of these. And I want to serve Valencia to my fullest extent.”

College President Dr. Sandy Shugart, former County Mayor Rich Crotty, and Valencia Trustee John Crossman celebrate students at the 2014 scholarship luncheon.

College President Sandy Shugart, former County Mayor Rich Crotty, and Valencia Trustee John Crossman celebrate students and academic excellence at the Valencia Foundation’s 2014 scholarship luncheon.

John is the president of Crossman and Company, one of the largest retail leasing, management, development and marketing firms in the Southeastern United States, with more than 22-million-square-feet of properties in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.

John oversees retail leasing and marketing initiatives for high-margin clients. He has been in the real estate business for more than 21 years and has personally been involved with more than $1 billion in transactions.

Learn more about Trustee Crossman through his column in The Juice, which includes links to his social media.

If you were sitting across the table from John Crossman, what question would you ask him? Please reply below. We will ask him to respond!

You can watch his “Top 5 Career Killers and Top 5 Career Builders” video, which is tailored to students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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