Meet our President

Thanks for coming to Vermont Tech’s website!Dan Smith, Interim President

This college is a wonderful place. Here, you can gain the skills and confidence necessary to thrive in whatever future you decide to pursue. As Vermont’s only technical college, we offer students a high-quality classroom education that’s linked with real-time, hands-on experience taught by professors who are experts in their field.

Did you know?

Students come to us from 17 states and 22 countries.

87% of our graduates either get a job in a related field or go on to further their education.

Vermont is the HEALTHIEST state in the country.  There are countless opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoyment.

If you like snowmobiling in the winter months, go ahead and bring yours. We welcome it on campus.

Like sports? We do, too. We offer 8 athletic teams and 16 different intramural opportunities.

What’s going on at Vermont Tech?  A lot!

Our Architectural and Building Engineering Technology students designed and built a small park, or “parklet,” for the state’s capitol city, Montpelier! It’s the first in the state and provides a community space for residents and visitors to the city.

A team of students developed a structural engineering design of a multi-story hospital as part of their capstone course, and the project placed third in the 2011 National Structural Engineering Institute student design competition. Yes – third in the nation.

A different team of students designed an engineering system for a New York City research and development building and placed second in the 2013 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers international student competition.  Yes – second in the world.

Vermont Tech’s CubeSat, one of over a dozen small satellites launched last fall and the first one launched by a college in New England, is currently the only one still operating as originally designed. The satellite is part of NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites program, created to engage and retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. One might say that achievement is out of this world.

Forty-seven high school students graduated from Vermont Tech’s Vermont Academy of Science and Technology, completing their high school experience while earning a year of college credit.  Some students will remain for Vermont Tech degrees; others will continue on to prestigious universities across the United States. One graduate received a Gates Millenium scholarship, only the second Vermonter to do so, and is continuing on at Georgetown University.

I hope you’ll enjoy exploring our web site but I encourage you to visit our campuses and see for yourself how Vermont Tech can help you achieve your personal, academic, and career goals.

I look forward to meeting you,
Dan Smith