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It is an honor to assume the role of Vice President of Academic Affairs at Champlain College. I have had the privilege of being part of this community for many years and I know from experience how truly special it is. Champlain's student-centered and professionally focused educational mission has been a constant, but how we enact that vision has evolved over time. Today, our programs purposefully integrate an interdisciplinary educational core with relevant professional studies and cultural experiences to prepare students for meaningful and productive lives in the 21st century.
Champlain's approach to education is experiential-based, skills-focused, collaborative, and integrative—an approach that we believe prepares our students not only for challenging careers, but also introduces them to the kinds of academic, social, and cultural experiences that will inspire them to be life-long learners and help them achieve their fullest potential.
Never has thinking globally been more important than in our current moment. Our commitment to providing students with multiple experiences and diverse perspectives that inform, and at times challenge, their worldview remains paramount. Each student's journey at Champlain College is transformative. I invite you to explore Champlain and see first-hand the opportunities and challenges that await.
Leslie Averill. Ed.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs & Chief Operating Officer