Governor appoints VCFA president to NEBHE board

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Wed, 04/27/2011 - 8:23am -- tricia

It has been announced that Thomas Christopher Greene, President of Vermont College of Fine Arts, has been appointed by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin to serve on the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE).
The NEBHE was formed in 1955 by six New England governors with the goal to promote greater educational opportunities and services for the residents of New England. Each New England state is represented on the NEBHE by eight delegates – leaders of education, business, and government who are appointed by their states' governors and legislative leadership.
President Greene will serve for a six-year term working side-by-side with other Vermont representatives including Timothy J. Donovan, Chancellor of Vermont State Colleges, D aniel Fogel,President of University of Vermont, Karen Gross, J.D. President of Southern Vermont College, andRepresentative Alice Miller.
Thomas Christopher Greene is the author of three novels which have been translated into eleven languages and published throughout the world. Tom is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts and a graduate of Hobart College. He earned his MFA in Writing from Vermont College in 1996. Tom has been a college administrator for 16 years, serving on the president’s cabinet at Norwich University, where he was the director of public affairs. He is the founding president of Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Vermont College of Fine Arts is a national center for education in the arts, fostering the excellence of emerging and established artists and advancing the arts to create a more humane world. VCFA is the only graduate school in the country devoted exclusively to fine arts education, and the first independent college to form in Vermont since 1983. Offering nationally successful Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in Visual Art, Writing, Writing for Children & Young Adults, Music Composition and Graphic Design, VCFA’s alumni are among the most celebrated authors and artists working today.