NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University President Dr. Mark Anarumo will join the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges’ executive committee for a two-year term beginning June 1.

The executive committee provides strategic support and advice to the AVIC president and other AVIC member presidents.

“AVIC has been highly influential in many positive ways, personally and institutionally, during my first year as president of Norwich University,” said Anarumo, who assumed became Norwich’s president June 1, 2020. “The leaders of our member institutions are remarkable, and I am proud to call them friends and colleagues. I look forward to serving AVIC and Vermont in this new capacity. It is truly an honor.”

The Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC) is the only statewide organization that represents private higher education’s interests exclusively in Vermont. AVIC provides public policy leadership, fosters cooperative efforts among institutions and serves as the liaison between its members and the state and federal government.

The Association of Vermont Independent Colleges is the only statewide organization representing exclusively private higher education’s interests in Vermont.

The association, established in 1981, seeks to strengthen Vermont’s higher-education quality, increase accessibility to the broadest range of students and foster cooperation among member institutions and higher-education segments.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Anarumo to our leadership team to advance AVIC’s important work supporting private colleges and universities in the state of Vermont,” AVIC President Susan Stitely said.

AVIC is dedicated to expanding Vermont’s independent educational network and attracting students who will contribute to the state’s future workforce and economic, civic and cultural life.

As a voice of independent higher education, AVIC works to inform the public about independent colleges’ and universities’ vital importance to Vermont’s future.

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