Category Archives: Champlain Community

April Is Not the Cruelest Month at Champlain

One of the best parts about being Champlain’s president is the opportunity to meet with students, alumni and employers and hear about their Champlain experiences. While April is always a busy month at Champlain, recent events were particularly meaningful for me. They demonstrate the breadth of the Champlain experience and the difference we are making […]

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Spring Update

My posts since joining Champlain College have been less frequent than in the past. I recognized that I needed a different voice for the blog, but I have struggled to find it. I have talked to many people about what the president’s blog at Champlain should mean, including a visit to Professor Tim Brookes’ publishing class last […]

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Year One

Today is my first anniversary at Champlain College. As I reflect on my first year, the word that is top of mind is gratitude. This past year so many stakeholders have expressed an interest in seeing me succeed. I understand that this is driven in large measure by the desire to keep Champlain College a vibrant, contributing member of […]

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Champlain Futures Initiative

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Champlain Futures Initiative. During my Inaugural speech in October, I offered one potential vision of our future and encouraged us all to look through our own spyglass and envision Champlain College’s possible futures. The Champlain Futures Initiative is our next step in this process, bringing the […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Members of the Champlain College community came together this past Friday to share thoughts and reflections on recent events in Ferguson, Missouri; Cleveland, Ohio; and Staten Island, New York. A number of students from Quest at Champlain, our men of color affinity group, led the reflections, aided by Andrew Plumley and Amé Lambert from our […]

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Inauguration

The speeches have been made. The gifts have been bestowed. The celebrations have been enjoyed. The press coverage has been read and watched, including pieces in the Free Press, Seven Days, and WCAX. I am left with a deep appreciation and gratitude to the people who made the Champlain College inauguration a wonderful celebration of the […]

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