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 […]

March 2016

Three new Trustees join Goddard board

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College’s Board of Trustees welcomed three new members at its March meeting. Retired professor and researcher Dr. Christopher W. Lovell; writer, empath and conscious channel Paul Selig; and nonprofit executive and former chief nursing officer Dr. Gloria J. Willingham-Touré join 14 continuing members of the College’s governing board. Christopher W. Lovell, […]

December 2015

Jill Mattuck Tarule Elected Chair of Goddard Board

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – The Goddard College Board of Trustees elected Goddard alumna and longtime trustee Jill Mattuck Tarule as its new chair. Jill Mattuck Tarule is a University of Vermont Professor Emerita and, as dean of the College of Education and Social Services, was one of the university’s longest serving deans. Tarule is the recipient […]

September 2015

Goddard, groSolar Sign Net Metering Agreement for Solar Power

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – September 25, 2015 – Goddard College and groSolar jointly announced today that groSolar is developing a solar project to provide power to the Vermont school. The 500-kilowatt project is expected to offset about 68 percent of the College’s total electricity load with solar energy. “I am pleased to take this significant step […]

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 […]