first_imgVermont Technical College,Dr Philip A Conroy, Jr this week will begin his tenure as President of Vermont Technical College. He was appointed by the Vermont State College’s Board of Trustees earlier this year following a nationwide presidential search. Conroy comes to Vermont Tech from Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts, where he served as vice president of enrollment management and marketing.But while he and his wife, Dr Jan Conroy, have yet to move into the president’s house, Conroy is no stranger to Vermont Tech. Following his appointment December 9th, he quickly formed a 20-plus member presidential transition team representing all areas of the college with which he’s been working to identify the college’s needs and priorities, as well as establish new directions the college will take under his guidance and leadership.Traditionally a two-year technical school offering a handful of baccalaureate degrees, Conroy’s long-term vision is to transform Vermont Tech into a ‘destination’ school offering primarily bachelor’s and, in time, even a few master’s degrees.‘I am intrigued by the vast potential Vermont Tech has to evolve into an ‘applied university’,” he said. ‘Through partnerships statewide with businesses, community leaders, and other institutions, I see the college evolving from its roots as an associate degree institution to a recognized and well-respected bachelor’s degree institution serving both Vermont and the greater New England region. I believe there are some exciting and intriguing times ahead for Vermont Tech.’Conroy, who has served in a variety of roles at Mount Ida since 1997, is an internationally recognized expert on higher education management, particularly in the areas of strategic enrollment management and institutional advancement ‘ specialties that will serve him well given Vermont’s current economic climate and plummeting high school enrollments.‘The challenges posed by the declining numbers of high school students graduating from northern New England high schools are many,’ Conroy said, ‘as are the financial realities of operating a public college in a state with limited financial resources. As I look ahead, however, I see Vermont Tech becoming an example of how strong an institution can be with a profound commitment to its public mission despite limited public funding.’Among Conroy’s first priorities will be rebuilding the college’s alumni and development offices and improving the quality of on-campus student life. He will also be working with his transition team to plan a statewide event this fall, where he will begin reaching out to business and community leaders to discuss the potential roles Vermont Tech could play in helping to build, support, and assist the state on a number of levels.‘Clearly we have our work cut out for us,’ Conroy said. ‘But the pieces are in place. We have the people, programs, and expertise to get it done. Now starts the difficult but extremely rewarding process of raising the college’s profile and enhancing its reputation throughout Vermont and across the region.’last_img read more

first_imgAfter beating Jose Aldo to claim the featherweight belt, McGregor will now make the step-up in weight to challenge Rafael dos Anjos for his lightweight title at UFC 197. UFC president Dana White has confirmed that McGregor will return to the octogon on March 5th in Las Vegas.last_img

first_img“It is important to emphasize that FIFA is also a victim in US criminal proceedings and that senior FIFA officials are in regular contact with the United States Department of Justice. The FIFA Ethics Committee has already established sanctions, including lifetime bans, against those named in this process […]. If criminal acts committed by soccer officials are established, the persons concerned should be subject to criminal penalties. As the respective criminal cases are ongoing, we cannot comment further at this time, “concluded the FIFA note to clarify its position on the investigation by the US Justice.While, Qatar and Russia have denied “irregularities” or unethical attitudes in the processes in which the rights to organize both World Cups were won. The FIFA has reacted during this Tuesday at new accusations of bribes to several former members of the organization by the United States Attorney. The world soccer body has been conciliatory with justice and clarifies that “closely follow the investigations “ and of course that “supports them.”FIFA agrees to cooperate with the United States Attorney who has accused Ricardo Teixeira, Nicolás Leoz, Jack Warner and Rafael Salguero, among others, of accept bribes to choose Russia and Qatar as venues for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, respectively.last_img read more