Marlboro College is proud to announce that Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, president, was named chair of the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC), effective June 17, for a two-year term. AVIC is a member-driven organization dedicated to expanding the capacity of Vermont’s independent educational network and attracting students who will contribute to the state’s future workforce as well as its economic, civic, and cultural life.
“Colleges and universities help prepare students to be the inquiring, analytical, vocal, and engaged citizens we need,” said Ellen, as quoted in a recent AVIC publication. “Our graduates seek to thrive throughout their lives.” As chair, she will oversee a Presidents’ Assembly comprised of 19 college and university presidents, as well as the association president. The AVIC board sets the agenda for private colleges in Vermont and formulates policies and positions on public issues for independent higher education in the state.