State college system gets interim leader

MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to appoint interim Chancellor Sophie Zdatny to serve as the next chancellor. Zdatny, a six- year veteran of the organization, has been leading VSCS since late April, when Chancellor Jeb Spaulding announced his resignation. Trustees offered Zdatny a renewable one-year contract. “Sophie stepped up to lead at a time when the organization needed a steady hand to guide it forward,” said Board of Trustees Chairman … (read more)

State Colleges Chancellor Spaulding resigns

MONTPELIER — Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) Chancellor Jeb Spaulding, who was embroiled in controversy last week over plans to close some colleges, on Tuesday announced his intention to resign from the post after more than five years leading the org … (read more)

State colleges dodge closure; changes coming

MONTPELIER — Public furor over a plan announced last Friday by Jeb Spaulding, chancellor of the Vermont State College System, to close three state colleges by the fall prompted him to withdraw the proposal on Wednesday. “It was pretty drastic proposal giv … (read more)

Editorial: Uproar over VSC’s fate may spark a way forward

The surprise news story of the week was the announcement by Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding that he would propose closing three of the state college campuses in light of more losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. His proposal, he outline … (read more)

Some state colleges may be closed; vote is postponed

Trustees for the Vermont State Colleges will postpone by at least a week a decision on a radical restructuring proposal, announced just two days prior, that would cut 500 employees and shutter three of the system’s campuses. The announcement followed a to … (read more)