"Creating greater awareness, understanding, skills, and personal accountability for engaging all members of our community."

Diversity, Engagement, and Professional Development

The engagement and professional development of all people within the social fabric of our university is of strategic importance and at the heart of our mission as the flagship university in the State of Vermont. Our mission is strongly tied to our desire for a more diverse and inclusive community and we are dependent upon students, faculty, and staff for leading the way as we strive for  academic and inclusive excellence through greater awareness, understanding, skills, and personal accountability in the engagement of all members of our community. 

Multicultural Education

Abenaki Students 2017

About Us

DEPD Staff
The professional development of students, faculty, and staff is critical to achieving the university‚Äôs mission. We work to ensure that all members of our community receive the skills, qualifications, and experiences for their continual success at the university and beyond. And, we are dedicated to creating a unified environment where the needs of the whole person are supported through integrated services and programming.  Check back soon for our staff profiles and get to know us better!

Contact Us:

Sherwood E. Smith, Ed.D.
Senior Executive Director for Diversity, Engagement and Professional Development

461 Main Street
Allen House
Burlington, Vermont 05405
Phone: 802-656-8833

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.