Dr Barbara Vacarr named new Goddard College president

first_imgThe Board of Trustees of Goddard College has elected Dr Barbara Vacarr as its next president.  Dr Vacarr is currently serving as Director of Lesley University’s School of Education PhD Programs in Cambridge. The announcement came following a special meeting of Goddard’s Board of Trustees. Vacarr is expected to assume leadership of Goddard College on July 1, 2010, when President Mark Schulman steps away. Dr Schulman, Goddard’s third-longest serving president, has led Goddard since 2003. The presidential search process began in June 2009 when Dr Schulman announced to the Goddard Board of Trustees that he wished to return to his home in California at the end of his term. A Search Committee was formed, comprised of trustee, faculty, student and staff representatives who worked closely with the consultancy firm Academic Search to guide the search process. The Committee interviewed select applicants and the top three candidates were invited to the Plainfield, Vermont campus to make formal presentations and engage with Goddard’s faculty, staff, and students. Following these sessions and an extensive review of the various constituencies’ input, the Search Committee recommended the appointment of Dr. Vacarr as Goddard’s next leader to the Board of Trustees at their February 2010 meeting.“Throughout the process, I was impressed with the active engagement of the Goddard community, its warmth and genuine caring for students and for one another”, Vacarr said. “The mission and spirit of Goddard is inspirational and I am deeply honored with this opportunity to lead an institution that continually and consciously strives to live its commitments. I have been an admirer of Goddard throughout my career as an educator and feel privileged to serve in a college that models best practices of teaching and adult learning. I see this as a time for Goddard to claim the expertise and vision that lives in this community and to assume a more public voice as an educational leader and innovator”“Dr Vacarr appreciates the role that Goddard plays in higher education”, said Board Chair Joan Shafran, a graduate of the Goddard Adult Degree Program.  “She will uphold, enhance and expand Goddard’s reputation as an experimenting institution, making the extraordinary Goddard model of education available to more students across North America and around the world. She can respond to those who are looking for an educational model that will serve students of the 21st century, a model that reflects the ideals of democracy, caring for others and the welfare of the earth, fulfilling our mission.”Trustee Stephen Friedman, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, said, “Our national search has been wonderfully successful for Goddard. Dr. Vacarr connected with each member of the committee and the Board in a way that indicates she will continue adding to Goddard’s years of growth, and that she will build upon the College’s position as the national leader in progressive higher education. “Vacarr has been developing and leading programs and teaching adults at Lesley University for the past 22 years. She conceptualized and developed the new doctoral program in Adult Learning, was instrumental in developing a Joint BS/MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a joint BS/MA in self-designed interdisciplinary study, a Specialization for Substance Abuse Counseling and Certification, and an interdisciplinary program in Elder Studies. Vacarr brings appreciation of the important role that experience plays in learning, and facilitates collaborative processes that free creativity and invite innovation.Vacarr has maintained a private counseling practice, led the Cambodian Youth and Missing History Documentary Project, was an interviewer for the Shoah Foundation’s Visual History of the Shoah Project and has conducted research for the Center for Psychology and Social Change.Goddard College developed the first adult degree programs in 1963, and now specializes in low-residency education. Offering accredited degree programs in Plainfield, Vermont and Port Townsend, Washington that are designed to accommodate the way adults learn best, Goddard offers a rich campus experience, and a diverse academic community. Goddard’s authentic low-residency format offers the best of on-campus and online – experienced faculty advisors who are practitioners in their academic fields, an enriching on-campus experience, and the freedom to study from anywhere.For more information, visit www.goddard.edu(link is external).Source: Goddard.last_img read more

Dozens of Gold Coast homes set to go to auction during the Commonwealth Games

first_imgThis Coolangatta property at 38 South Street will go to auction on April 8.Ray White Burleigh Waters sales agent Brent Hodge said its Gold Coast South Network had organised a marketing campaign around the event.More than 20 properties will go to auction on April 8, which would be held at one location in Tweed Heads – well away from the city’s chaos.He said they couldn’t guarantee people were going to “come off the aeroplane and buy property” but thought it was worth a try.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo have multiple properties set to go under the hammer over the next two weeks.Mr Guo said sellers didn’t want to miss out on the influx of visitors.They had been inundated with requests from buyers to market or auction their homes throughout the Games.“Our clients are hoping they might take advantage of all the interstate (visitors),” Mr Guo said. 74-76 The Promenade, Isle Of Capri, will be auctioned off on April 7.ABOUT 1.5 billion people are turning their eyes to the Gold Coast over the next 10 days, providing a unique opportunity for homeowners to sell their properties.Dozens of auctions have been scheduled throughout the Commonwealth Games to leverage off the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to flock to the city.Despite road closures and plenty of sporting action, sellers and real estate agents are hoping interstate and overseas visitors will attend auctions to secure their own slice of paradise. 32 Emu Court, Sorrento, will go under the hammer on April 15. 19 Naples Ave, Isle of Capri, will go to auction on April 14. This Mermaid Waters home at 19 Cadence Avenue will go to auction on April 14. 9/17 Marseille Court, Sorrento, will also be auctioned off on April 14.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said they were hoping to appeal to those who wanted to explore the city while they were here and were interested in buying.“I don’t believe everyone will go to see all the games,” Mr Guo said.However, some agents remained unconvinced that holding auctions during the event would make much of a difference.Professionals Mermaid Beach managing director Andrew Henderson said they would continue to market properties throughout the games but would hold off on auctions until May.“We avoided April,” Mr Henderson, who is also the REIQ Gold Coast zone chair, said.“It’s a great time to promote, we’ve been putting on as much stock as we can.“I just didn’t think it was the right (time to) do auctions with road closures.”Professionals Southport sales consultant Andrew Wright considered pushing one of his properties set to go under the hammer on April 8 back.center_img 27 Knightsbridge West Parade, Sovereign Islands, will go under the hammer on April 8. 47 Gumtree Crescent, Upper Coomera, will also go under the hammer on April 7. 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads, is among one of the first to go to auction throughout the Games on April 7. 13 Glauca Street, Burleigh Heads, will also go to auction on April 15.He was concerned about traffic congestion but said they had already postponed an auction on the property.“It came into consideration because we were actually thinking of cancelling … but we just decided to proceed,” Mr Wright said.“Geographically, that place is a long way from the Southport and Cararra hustle and bustle.“There’s a lot of locals … that are interested (in the property), there may well be some interstate interest as well. But it certainly wasn’t a marketing plan.”Burleigh Miami Realty principal Neil Pasley would have changed the April 15 auction of one of his properties if it were close to a big Games sporting venue.He said the owners chose the date based on personal reasons but it didn’t bother him because it was not near a Games precinct.He didn’t think many visitors would attend.“Most people will either be at the Games or watching it on TV,” Mr Pasley said.“If someone is interested, they’re going to come anyway.” Auctions during the Commonwealth Games: – 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads (April 7)– 47 Gumtree Crescent, Upper Coomera (April 7– 74-76 The Promenade, Isle of Capri (April 7)– 38 South St, Coolangatta (April 8)– 27 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands (April 8)– 19 Naples Ave, Isle of Capri (April 14)– 9/17 Marseille Court, Sorrento (April 14)– 19 Cadence Ave, Mermaid Waters (April 14)– 32 Emu Court, Sorrento (April 15) – 13 Glauca St, Burleigh Heads (April 15)last_img read more

CONFIRMED: AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma signs new four-year contract

first_img#ACMilan comunica di aver prolungato al 30 giugno 2021 il contratto di @gigiodonna1 pic.twitter.com/4yGxBuVhRQ— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 11, 2017 1 Gianluigi Donnarumma center_img Gianluigi Donnarumma has signed a new four-year contract with AC Milan, the Serie A club have announced.The 18-year-old made his first-team debut in October 2015, and has gone on to establish himself as one of the best young goalkeepers in world football.A string of exceptional performances have seen him linked to such European giants as Manchester United and Real Madrid, and on June 15 it was announced Donnarumma would not be extending his deal with Milan amid the interest.However, today it has been confirmed he has penned a new deal until the summer of 2021.Donnarumma’s contract extension comes in what has been a busy summer for Milan, with five payers signed on permanent deals and a further two brought to the San Siro on loan.last_img read more