Goddard Hires New Director of Human Resources

Plainfield resident Gloria Abbiati to lead HR department
Plainfield, Vt.— Goddard College has announced that Gloria Abbiati, PHR, of Plainfield, Vt., is the College’s new director of human resources.
“We welcome Gloria and her extensive human resources experience to Goddard. With a proven track record in strategic guidance, creative problem solving, and administering core human resources activities in progressively responsible roles within an organization, we expect she will make valuable member of our human resources team,” said Goddard College President Robert Kenny.
“I look forward to working with the talented community at Goddard College,” Abiatti said. “I plan to utilize my human resources perspective to provide the resources that faculty and staff need to perform their jobs effectively,” she said.
Abbiati previously held positions as human resources manager and analyst with the State of Vermont’s Department of Human Resources and Agency of Natural Resources. She has twenty years of combined human resources experience with the state and with Norwich University. She holds certification in Professional Human Resources (PHR) from the Society for Human Resources Management.
Abbiati began work at Goddard’s Plainfield campus on June 8th. She will lead human resources functions for all three campuses of Goddard College.
About Goddard College
Goddard College was initially founded in 1863 as the Goddard Seminary in Barre, Vt. The College moved to its current Plainfield campus and was chartered in 1938 by founding President Royce “Tim” Pitkin. In 1963, Goddard became the first U.S. college to offer low-residency adult degree programs, and now offers accredited MA, MFA, BA, and BFA degree programs from Plainfield and sites in Seattle and Port Townsend, Wash. Goddard’s intensive, low-residency, student-centered model offers the best of on-campus and distance learning, with experienced faculty advisors, rigorous campus residencies, and the freedom to study from anywhere.


Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to www.goddard.edu

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