The Goddard College Board of Trustees voted alumna Elissa Sloan Perry (MFA ’97) and faculty advisor Aimee Liu into its membership in September and July, respectively.
Perry is an organizational leader, consultant and coach working with individuals, organizations and multi-sector networks in the areas of change leadership, equity, education and the arts. Currently and for the past three years, Perry has held a leadership role with Management Assistance Group (MAG) progressing from MAG’s Network Leadership Innovation Lab to co-director. Perry was previously a vice president for the Different Ways of Knowing arts-infused education model. A former high school creative writing teacher and after-school program developer, Perry is also a facilitator with a background in youth and adult differentiated learning. Perry earned the MFA in creative writing at Goddard College in 1997. She joined the board on Sept. 2.
Liu is a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing Program. She is author of the novels Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face. Her nonfiction includes Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders and Solitaire, a memoir. She has co-authored more than seven nonfiction books and written numerous articles on medical, psychological and political topics. She earned her MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. Liu joined the board as faculty constituency rep on July 19.
Perry and Liu will attend their first meeting as members of the 17-member Board of Trustees Oct. 21-22.
About Goddard College
Goddard College is a liberal arts institution offering low-residency bachelor’s and master’s degrees from its campus in Plainfield, Vermont, and its educational sites in Port Townsend and Seattle, Washington. Constituted according to the ideals of democracy and principles of progressive education developed by John Dewey, Goddard’s curriculum is centered in the problems of choosing and deciding—students decide their areas of study, they determine which resources they will use, and they devise how they will measure what they learn. The College was founded in 1863 and moved to its Plainfield campus in 1938. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Visit goddard.edu.