Meet the Dean

As the Dean of the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College, it is my utmost pleasure to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to you all. Our division is not merely a collection of classrooms and studios; it is a vibrant community filled with mentors, champions and partners in exploration, and a haven for your creativity and a launchpad for your innovation, your dreams, and your career.

The world of communication and creative media is ever-evolving, and it is here that you will sharpen your skills, expand your horizons, and find your voice in the ever-changing landscape of media, storytelling, and artistic expression.

I eagerly anticipate the incredible stories you will create, the masterpieces you will produce, and the impact you will make on the world.

–Amanda Crispel, Interim Dean of the Division of Communication and Creative Media

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Amanda Crispel
Interim Dean, Division of Communication and Creative Media
(802) 865-5469

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Champlain’s Graphic Design & Visual Communication program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the national accrediting agency for institutions teaching art, design, and related disciplines.

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Mission, Vision, & Values


The Division of Communication & Creative Media (CCM) guides aspiring communication and creative media professionals in developing academic and professional proficiency, and helps foster a life-long practice of innovation, creativity, craftsmanship, technological expertise, critical reflection, global engagement, and social responsibility.


To unite a community of students, faculty, staff, and industry partners in the study and practice of communication, creative media, arts, and emerging media fields. To mentor and support students to find their voice as practitioners, develop their vision, and thrive as communicators, creators, innovators, and empowered citizens in a media-engaged and interconnected world. Building on Champlain’s entrepreneurial spirit and tradition, we will anticipate and respond to developments in today’s dynamic technological and professional landscape.


  • Foster creativity, imagination, and critical reflection
  • Encourage artistic exploration and self-expression
  • Promote professional skills for career readiness and life-long learning
  • Support professional development
  • Nurture cultural and intellectual diversity
  • Uphold integrity and ethical practices
  • Promote collaboration and mutual respect