Upside Down Delivered

In one of my recent visits to the IDX cafeteria to lunch with students, I had the pleasure of meeting Megan, Amanda and Emma. These three sophomores were excited about returning to Champlain and reconnecting with friends. They all shared how as sophomores they were even more thrilled with their choice of Champlain. And I […]

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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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Commencement Remarks, May 9, 2015

Good Morning! I would like to welcome our Board of Trustees, faculty and faculty emeriti, cabinet members, staff, family, friends and all members of the Champlain College community. We gather today to honor the members of the Champlain College class of 2015. Congratulations! It is especially gratifying to see so many of our distinguished faculty here. […]

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Women’s Empowerment Initiative

A dedicated group of twenty faculty, staff and students have been working hard since January to design and execute the first Women’s Empowerment Symposium at Champlain on April 6. The Symposium is composed of three events: Women Here and Now – A recognition and celebration of efforts already happening on campus connected to empowering our female identified community […]

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Value in Education

We see a growing disconnect between the public’s view of the cost of higher education and the value it delivers, and colleges’ own view of the value provided. A recent AACU survey highlighted here (“Well Prepared in Their Own Eyes“) notes the divergence between students’ assessment of their skills and employers’ assessment. The gap between student preparation […]

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