July 2015

2014-2015 Fundraising Report

We are grateful to the alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and foundations who continue to show their support with gifts, sponsorships, grants and in-kind service. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015, the College raised $355,638.74. Your contributions to the College supports scholarships and grants to students who would otherwise not have access to […]

Goddard Announces the Appointment of New Chief Academic Officer

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College President Robert P. Kenny today announced the appointment of Lewis Jones, Ph.D., as the Chief Academic Officer and Academic Dean of the College. Jones joins the College on September 14. “We are extremely happy that Dr. Jones has agreed to assume this pivotal role at Goddard College,” President Kenny said. […]

Goddard community urged to ‘confront racism in every corner of our lives’

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – The Goddard College Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution declaring their support for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where nine people were killed in a racially motivated mass shooting. The Board motion, which was adopted at the Board’s June 27 meeting, reads: Consistent with the values of the College, the […]

April 2015

Woodchip Heating System Update

Plans are underway to replace 22 oil-powered boilers that use 50,000 gallons of dirty, unpredictably priced oil, with a campus heating system that will burn woodchips, a sustainable logging by-product. This will reduce our campus’s reliance on oil by 90% putting the college closer to its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2020. Goddard has dedicated […]

December 2013

12/23/13 Update on Presidential Transition

The Board of Trustees has nearly completed the hiring process for Interim President.  Candidates were interviewed and met with interested members of the community over the last two weeks. We appreciate all of the comments that we have received and we will make an announcement about our selection as soon as possible. As the selection […]

July 2013

Joint Statement Regarding Presidential Transition

Dr. Barbara Vacarr, President of Goddard of College, and the Goddard Board of Trustees announced on Thursday, July 25, 2013, that Dr. Vacarr will be stepping down as President at the end of the 2013 calendar year.  Dr. Vacarr joined the College in 2010 after a distinguished career as a leader in developing innovative programs […]

Fundraising Success in Fiscal Year 2013

  We can’t thank you enough! With the support of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporations, Goddard College raised a total of $602,558.83 in charitable gifts, grants,  sponsorships and miscellaneous income or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. We were also successful in: • Matching a $50,000 challenge gift made by […]

March 2013

Goddard and the Future of Higher Education

  A few weeks ago I participated in a panel discussion about the reinvention of higher education sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The discussion was a critical reminder of our urgent need to respond to the new demands for accountability and relevance in higher education. Colleges now face extraordinary financial pressures and technological […]

February 2013

Education Reform Begins With Teachers

  In Vermont, we have an unprecedented opening for driving real change in education policy.  Our Governor, the Secretary of Education, school boards and administrators are deeply engaged in conversations that demonstrate a historic commitment to reform. We know, however, that the transformation of public education does not begin in the conference rooms of policymakers.  […]

January 2013

Goddard College invited to speak at conference by Chronicle of Higher Education

  Recent stories in the national press have explored whether the traditional college model still works, and if not, what can we do to address the affordability and relevance of a college education today?  Students and parents find it more and more challenging to pay for college and to justify that expense in a job […]