University of Vermont

Office of the President

Gary Derr

Contact Information

(v) 802-656-8937

Administrative Assistant

Laura Smith
(v) 802-656-2212

Coordinator of Ceremonial Events

Kelly O'Malley
(v) 802-656-3412

Presidential Communications and Events Coordinator

Susan Davidson
(v) 802-656-0462

Gary L. Derr
Vice President for Executive Operations



The Vice President for Executive Operations is responsible for the day-to-day operational functions of the executive offices, including: executive recruitment and related human resource matters, budget and financial management, Board of Trustees operations, ceremonial events including Commencement and Convocation, correspondence review and management, and scheduling prioritizations.  The Vice President directs the Burack Distinguished Lecture Series, the Marsh Professor at Large Program, and supports the Janus Forum. The Vice President, with the Vice President of Legal Affairs, manages the University’s policy and procedure review process.

Reporting Units:

Academic Ceremonies

Related Links:

Academic Ceremonies

Board of Trustees



Dan and Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series

Marsh Professors-at-Large Program

Last modified November 13 2015 12:14 PM