Staff Member Champlain College Online 
Title IX Team 
Pronouns She/Her/Hers
Education Union Institute & University, Master of Arts; Texas State University, Bachelor of Arts
Contact Remote


Gail MacDonald has enjoyed working in higher education for the past 17 years. She started her career at Vermont College as an Administrative Assistant to the Dean & Chair of Education. This role developed into working as the Assistant Director for adult-focused low residency programs, and then she served as an Academic Program Advisor for online programs at Union Institute & University. In these roles she worked in multiple capacities from administering student ADA accommodations, budgetary & faculty review/oversight, to contracting, processing transfer credit, directing PLA review, and tracking/granting licensure.

At Union Institute & University, Gail completed a graduate internship in teaching writing. In this capacity, she mentored undergraduate and graduate student writing projects, and started teaching undergraduate level research and writing courses. Gail’s graduate internship led to mentoring students at Vermont Technical College.

Next, Gail accepted a position as the Associate Registrar at New England Culinary Institute. After the registrar retired, Gail was promoted to Registrar of NECI. As the college Registrar, she built academic programs, worked in transfer credit, degree conferral, record auditing, reaccreditation audits, and policy development. As the VA certifying official and through enrollment reporting responsibilities, Gail learned more about targeted student populations, their specialized needs, and how all departments interrelate.

In her current role as the Manager of Application & Transfer Credit Review at Champlain College, Gail is continuing her passion for lifelong student centered education and using her knowledge of policy to guide the transfer credit team’s positive organizational development.

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