University of Vermont

Office of the President

Thomas Sullivan

Contact Information

(v) 802-656-3186

Executive Assistant to the President

Janis Audet-Krans
(v) 802-656-7878

Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, and Senior Advisor to the President

Sharon Reich Paulsen
(v) 802-656-0333

Tom Sullivan, J.D.

Bio | Curriculum vitae


The President reports to the Board of Trustees and serves as an ex officio voting member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The President plays an important role in the state as UVM is Vermont's research university and its land grant institution. The President's role is to build and cultivate financial support for the University and its programs, and accomplishment in creating and supporting a climate of openness, understanding, and mutual respect. To inspire and engage the citizens of the University, to build an entrepreneurial spirit that includes administration, faculty and staff, and to fulfill the promise of its vision. The President sets expectations for both scholarly endeavor and teaching success that guide both hiring and promotion. The Provost, the Deans, the Chairs, and fellow faculty will hire and promote but the President must lead the construction and ongoing development of a great faculty. The President leads a fiscally innovative and strategic administration, maximizing both revenue and productivity, striving to develop a sustainable financial model for UVM, and putting every available resource to work for the good of the academic program. The President leads a heightened dedication to substantially increase the proportion of its students and faculty drawn from diverse racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds and helps the University to navigate change.

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