Joyce M Judy named CCV president

first_imgThe Vermont State Colleges (VSC) Board of Trustees has named Joyce M Judy as president of Community College of Vermont (CCV).  Currently serving as interim president of CCV, Judy was selected as permanent president following a national search that began last November. Judy’s appointment was a unanimous decision of the board and it is effective immediately.VSC board chair Gary Moore said that, “The VSC trustees are excited about Judy’s selection and are impressed with her capacity to lead CCV in its role in delivering excellent, affordable education for Vermonters.” Tim Donovan, Chancellor of the VSC, concurred, stating ”Judy brings an excellent track record in partnership-building, organizational development and energetic leadership. CCV has a bright future ahead.”VSC Trustee Gordon Winters, who chaired the search committee, said that the committee‚s nation-wide recruitment efforts brought in an excellent pool of more than 50 candidates. Four candidates visited the College for an extensive interview process, and two candidates interviewed before the board. Judy was selected at the VSC Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday.Judy succeeds Tim Donovan as CCV president, a role Donovan left to become VSC Chancellor and she has served as interim president since last July.She began her career at CCV in 1983 as a coordinator of academic services at the college’s Springfield office.  She subsequently served as dean of students and became CCV’s first provost in 2001.She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of New Hampshire and received her master’s degree in Organization and Management from Antioch New England Graduate School. She is the 1996 recipient of Vermont Women in Higher Education’s Jackie Gribbons Leadership Award.Judy has been active with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges having served on several accreditation teams for colleges throughout New England.  She has served on several boards including Central Vermont Community Action Council and Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, Massachusetts.Judy has been a driving force behind many of CCV’s successful partnerships. With the VSC, VSAC, the State of Vermont, the Nellie Mae Foundation, the New England Federal Credit Union, and the Vermont Community Foundation, she led the development of the Rise to the Challenge program which gives more than 1,400 high school students each year the opportunity to explore college. She spearheaded the Career Readiness Certificate program, in collaboration with the Vermont Departments of Labor and Economic Development, which provides workforce readiness training throughout the state. She helped develop the partnership between CCV and Johnson State College (JSC) to deliver JSC‚s External Degree Program, offering bachelor degree options to students statewide through all CCV locations.Within CCV, Judy has been instrumental in advancing the college’s organizational development. Under her leadership, CCV recently implemented career ladder advancement opportunities for administrative staff to help ensure that the college supports and retains its talented employees. As dean of students, she championed efforts to better serve students with disabilities and fostered student participation in college activities through CCV’s Student Advisory Boards and the VSC‚s Student Association. As provost, she led efforts to advance the college‚s technology agenda as well as increase faculty involvement in academic affairs.“CCV is a college that is ripe for growth and opportunity,” said Donovan, “and this was an extremely attractive presidency for the candidates we met in the process. Judy has the confidence and respect of the CCV community and our many partners, and her candidacy proved that she is exceptionally qualified to lead CCV into its next stage of development.”An avid runner and cyclist, Judy also enjoys the outdoors through her work on the family farm, McNamara Dairy, in Plainfield, New Hampshire. She lives in Waterbury with her husband, Ben Judy.Source: CCV. 3.19.2010###last_img read more

Where you bank can make a big difference for racial justice

first_imgConsumers can push for racial justice – and it’s as simple as opening an account at a community bank or credit union that supports under-served communities.Netflix announced recently that it would transfer $100 million of its cash holdings to financial institutions that support Black communities in the U.S.Meanwhile, across the U.S., there are more than 1,000 Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs. These institutions specialize in under-served communities and more than a third of their banks are led by minorities. One analysis found that more than 40% of CDFI’s loans and investments are in majority-minority communities.“With all the racial problems going on, right now is the perfect time for people to open up an account at a community development bank or credit union,” said John Holdsclaw, board chair of the Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Costa Rican flora on display at world fair in Germany

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rican food producers look for new buyers at international fairs Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair Costa Rican company begins exporting wood-burning stoves Costa Rica exports down 15 percent in 2015, mostly thanks to Intel exit A group of 11 Costa Rican companies from the export sector of plants, flowers and foliage this week are displaying their products at the International Trade Fair for Plants (IPM) in Essen, Germany.The event, which brings together over 1,500 exhibitors, runs through Friday and attracts visitors from over 100 countries.“Participating in this fair gives us the chance to identify new customers and keep in contact with current ones. It also helps us learn about new trends, changes and new developments in the market,” said Folkert Hoekstra, president of the exporting group.Tico companies at the event mostly will promote exotic plants including aglaonema, dracaena, palms, cycads, crotos, ficus and others.The exhibit is being presented at a stand with the concept “exotic by nature,” and follows the guidelines of the country brand “Essential Costa Rica.”“We are focusing on showing exotic varieties of plants from our country,” said Álvaro Piedra, trade promotional manager at Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER).Piedra said IPM-Essen attendance is part of a promotional strategy for the export sector with the goal of boosting the country’s small- and medium-sized businesses abroad.PROCOMER at the fair is assisting participant companies in marketing strategies to implement their positioning, analyze the competition, close deals and begin exporting.“Our country owns 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity, we have exotic and high quality products, therefore attending events like this is a great opportunity for us to show the world our products,” Piedra said.Exports from the agricultural sector totaled $2.5 billion last year. That is a 2.6 percent increase over the $2.4 billion registered in 2013. Facebook Commentslast_img read more