University of Vermont

Office of the President

Conversations with the President

Conversations with the PresidentPresident Sullivan initiated a program to enable him to speak informally about important issues on campus with members of the University of Vermont community called “Conversations with the President.” Each term, he hosts three or four Conversations with invited groups of faculty, students, and staff. These relaxed discussions with light refreshments typically take place in Waterman in the late afternoon.

Invitees are encouraged to participate, but do not need to prepare notes. The President seeks responses, new ideas, and fresh approaches from members of the community as we face present challenges, create new solutions, and shape the future of this venerable institution.

President Sullivan has found these Conversations with members of the campus community to be extremely engaging and productive. Ideas that emerged from several Conversations helped to shape new initiatives on campus. For example, based on a discussion with staff members early in his tenure, President Sullivan launched the new Presidential Staff Recognition Awards Program. Each semester he looks forward to these enjoyable and fruitful Conversations.

Spring 2018:

February 6, 2018—Students: Students Engaged With the Interfaith Center Space or Programs

February 20, 2018—Faculty: Center for Teaching and Learning Program Participants

April 17, 2018—Staff: Career Center Staff Experience in Advising Students

May 1, 2018—Students: Undergraduate Student Researchers Who Conduct Research with Faculty

Fall 2017:

November 7, 2017—Faculty: REACH Award Recipients 2015–2017

October 3, 2017—Staff: The Experience of Staff of Color at UVM

Past Conversations with the President

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