VSCS Board members: Front Left to right front: Shawn Tester, Perry Ragouzis, Mary Moran, Lynn Dickinson, David Durfee.
Middle Left to right: Adam Grinold, Sue Zeller, Shirley Jefferson, Megan Cluver
Back Left to right: David Silverman, Bill Lippert
(not present: Janette Bombardier, Karen Luneau, Jim Masland)
The Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees plays a vital role in the college experiences of more than 12,000 students of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. The Board also provides oversight for institutions that are vital to the training of Vermont’s future workforce and the state’s economic development.
The Board of Trustees provides leadership and governance at the system level. Together the Board navigates the challenging waters of higher education today, addressing issues of funding, sustainability, accessibility, affordability, and student retention and completion.
About the Board
The Board of Trustees is a body of 15 people. Five are appointed by the Governor of Vermont, four trustees are elected by the Board, and four trustees are state legislators who are elected by the General Assembly. There is also one student trustee elected by the VSCS Student Government Association. All trustees serve a four-year term, with the exception of the student trustee, who serves a one-year term but can be reelected to a second term. Finally, the Governor is an ex officio Board member.
The Board of Trustees meets four times per year, rotating meeting locations to each college campus. Committee meetings occur on a regular basis and take place at the Office of the Chancellor in Montpelier. All meetings of the Board and its committees are open to the public.
2023/24 Meeting Schedule
Please note: Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. An official warning will be published prior to each meeting in accordance with Vermont Open Meeting Law, and the warning will confirm the official date and start time.