Vermont Technical College names new building after old president

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first_imgAt its June 4 meeting the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees approved a resolution renaming the addition to Vermont Technical College s Morrill Hall Robert G. Clarke Hall, in honor of retiring VSC Chancellor and former VTC President Robert G. Clarke. VTC President Ty Handy recommended naming the addition to Morrill Hall on the Randolph campus Robert G. Clarke Hall in recognition of Clarke s outstanding service, and on behalf of the staff, students and faculty of Vermont Technical College.Clarke was President of Vermont Technical College from July 1984 through November 1999. During his tenure as VTC president Clarke oversaw  the creation of many successful collaborations between VTC, the VSC and the State of Vermont, including Vermont Interactive Television, the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, the Vermont Small Business Development Center, the Vermont Tech Enterprise Center, the Technology Extension Division and the Vermont Academy of Science and Technology.Clarke became Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges in November 1999. Throughout his tenure as leader of the system, the VSC experienced strong growth and increased financial stability. Full-time equivalent enrollment at the colleges grew over forty percent. Clarke oversaw numerous  organizational improvements across the five schools, including an unprecedented implementation of a single administrative information system, course catalog and transcript; consolidation of key functional areas to increase efficiency and effectiveness;  implementation of system-wide performance indicators, graduation standards and other accountability measures; greatly expanded web-based programs and services for students and employees; and improved labor and employee relations.In recognition of Clarke s exemplary leadership and dedication to Vermont Technical College and the Vermont State College system during his twenty-four years of service, the VSC Board of Trustees approved renaming the addition to Morrill Hall Robert G. Clarke Hall, effective July 1, 2009.Vermont s state colleges include Castleton State College, Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College and Vermont Technical College.Source: Vermont State Colleges. June 4, 2009 ###last_img

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