Allen Bottorff becomes school’s new assistant vice president of facilities, sustainability.

Valencia College has named Allen Bottorff the college’s new assistant vice president of facilities and sustainability.

Dr. Bottorff has an engineering and construction background, with nearly 20 years experience mainly in South Florida. Bottorff has been working in higher education for the past decade.

Bottorff stressed the importance of two things when discussing what he hopes to accomplish in his new role- “energy efficiency, and environmental impact.”

Before coming to Valencia College, Bottorff served as the assistant dean of auxiliary services and facilities planning at Indian River State College.

“Nothing impressed me as much as my work in higher education,” said Bottorff, who has been working alongside Deborah Green in the sustainability department.

“All of the good work Green did, led us to where we are today,” said Bottorff, about Green who is set to retire.

“It has been great working with him,” said Green.

Bottorff earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Central Florida, and then received a master’s degree in civil engineering from Florida Atlantic University. He has an MBA from Amberton University and a doctorate in higher education leadership and administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Bottorff serves as an editorial review board member for The Community College Journal of Research and Practice. He is also active in the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the Florida Educational Facilities Planning Association, the Association of Florida Colleges and Kiwanis Club.