Combined state colleges to be named Vermont State University

Category: Education

The institution that will combine Vermont’s three residential state colleges into one school has a name: Vermont State University.

Following public comments that ranged from support for the name to condemnation, trustees of the Vermont State Colleges System unanimously voted for its approval during a special meeting Wednesday evening.

“Vermont State University capitalizes on the nationally and internationally known Vermont brand and highlights our connection to the state as a public higher education institution,” Board of Trustees Chair Lynn Dickinson said in a written statement after the vote. “In establishing the identity of the new institution, this is the first step.”

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