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."
— From the "Amplifying Our Impact" strategic framework
Time to Take Strength
Like most other aspects of our lives, the passage of time seems to have been warped by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are periods that have seemed interminable, while others have slipped by all too quickly—especially those spent with relatives and friends no longer with us. As we mark this one-year anniversary of our nation’s “lockdown” and the challenges we have all faced, I ask that you also remember the strength and resilience we have built together. Thank you, once again, for your ongoing partnership and steadfast commitment to UVM. There are better days ahead.
Suresh Garimella became the 27th president of the University of Vermont on July 1, 2019.
A strong proponent of the value of public higher education, President Garimella was drawn to UVM in part because of its status as the land-grant university for Vermont, the home state of Senator Justin Morrill who authored the land grant concept.
Drawing on his own experience as a product of public universities, Garimella recognizes the transformative power of education and research and the importance of access and service. This is reflected in Amplifying Our Impact, the strategic vision released in the first year of President Garimella’s tenure.