The University of Vermont is poised and ready to build upon our reputation as a premier research institution focused on sustainable solutions with local, national, and global applications and impact. Our distinctive strengths align with the most pressing needs of our time: the health of our societies and the health of our environment."

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President Garimella on Tuition Freeze and Scholarship Initiative

University of Vermont President Suresh Garimella announced his proposal to keep tuition frozen at current levels for a third year. Garimella also unveiled a new fundraising initiative, Student Opportunity, Access and Recruitment, or SOAR, to generate financial support for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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Suresh Garimella

Suresh Garimella became the 27th president of the University of Vermont on July 1, 2019.

A seasoned administrator and an accomplished educator and researcher, Dr. Garimella previously led complex and expansive portfolios at Purdue University, a top-ranked, flagship research university.

In 2018, Dr. Garimella was appointed by President Trump to the National Science Board, which oversees the National Science Foundation (continued)


and also serves as an independent body of advisers to both the president and Congress on policy matters related to science, engineering and educating the next generation of scientists.

In May 2020, President Garimella introduced the Amplifying Our Impact Strategic Imperatives strategic plan to guide UVM toward more fully realizing a new era of potential.

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