Office of the President

April 2018

Remembering Margo MacLeod

Margo MacLeod To the Goddard Community: I’m writing with the sad news of the passing of former Goddard faculty member and program director Margo MacLeod. Margo died peacefully among family and friends on April 2nd. Margo was a well-loved and respected member of our community. She lead the Indivualized BA and Individualized MA programs for […]

October 2017

Goddard College Breaks Ground for Construction of New Wood Chip Boiler

Goddard College is proud to announce the beginning of its construction of a new wood chip boiler that will be a part of Goddard’s effort towards sustainability and renewable energy. The project is a “win-win” for both the college and the environment, Goddard College Director of Facilities Scott Blanchard stated during the ground breaking.   […]

Goddard President: Bob Kenny Joins AVIC Presidents in Statement Against DACA Revocation

  Two weeks ago Goddard College’s President Bob Kenny was one of seventeen College Presidents from AVIC (Association of Vermont Independent Colleges) to sign the “Statement on the Revocation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program”. This statement outlined the groups deep concern over the termination of the DACA program, and expressed their […]

May 2017

Vision 2019: Goddard in the New Era

Introduction The Goddard community holds a strong sense of the purposes and values, which are the essence of the College and a Goddard education. The College’s ability to realize those high ideals has been frustrated by decreasing enrollment and the challenge of operating with inadequate resources. Despite the efforts of all Goddard employees, we have […]

February 2017

A Message on Executive Order on Immigration

To the Goddard Community: Goddard is of the world, not separate from the world, so what issues from the White House affects our students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends. The President signed an executive order declaring a 90-day ban on entry into the United States by citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations. This order fundamentally contradicts […]

December 2016

2015-2016 Fundraising Report

On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of the College, we thank you for your continued support. Contributions from alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College, as well as grants, equaled $422,577.92, an increase of 18.8% over the previous year. Please see this comparison chart: FUND 2016 2015 Annual Fund $173,151.61 $132,042.52 Building […]

President Kenny: ‘Our unequivocal support to all members of our community’

Since the Presidential Election in November, there has been heightened concern from the Goddard community and from campuses across the country about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students and others without legal U.S. residency status. Issued by President Obama in 2012, DACA is an executive order that affords many undocumented young people two years […]

November 2016

Community Message About the 2016 Election

I know that members of our community have differing political and social views. On Tuesday, November 8th, votes were cast in our national election, and, in January, the United States will have a new president. No matter our feelings about this it will happen and we will be affected by it. I realize that some […]

September 2016

Elissa Sloan Perry and Aimee Liu join Goddard Board

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 […]

August 2016

Community Work Day – May 5, 2016

Since Goddard’s early days in the 1940s, the community has upheld a work program where members of the community – students, faculty, staff and administration – share operational duties and pitch in on maintenance projects around campus. For Goddard’s annual spring community work day this year, Plainfield staff and administrators were joined by students from […]