Office of the President

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 […]

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 […]