The state’s secretary of commerce and community development has been appointed interim president of Vermont Technical College.
Patricia Moulton will replace outgoing president Dan Smith on a temporary basis. But Moulton says she hopes to fill the job permanently.
“It’s my intent to apply and I’m hopeful that in my interim capacity I can convince folks that I am the right candidate,” she says.
In a statement, Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding said Moulton’s “considerable leadership skills, statewide connections with employers and economic development leaders, and passion for Vermont Tech’s future will make her an exciting interim leader.”
The college system’s board of trustees also named Dr. Nolan Atkins interim president of Lyndon State College to replace Joe Bertolino. Atkins is currently interim academic dean. He also chaired the college’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
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