All University Update October 20, 2022

20 Oct 2022

Greetings Vermont State University community,

I hope you had a wonderful fall break, and you are rejuvenated for the rest of the semester.

It’s great to see each of our campuses buzzing with activities. This month, we saw our first Vermont State University prospective students on our campuses at our open houses. I encourage you to help us spread the word to your friends, family, and community members to learn more about our campuses and their distinctions! We are hearing great news from the road. Our admissions team members are reporting a lot of excitement about Vermont State University from prospective students.

We are eager to hear your comments, questions, feedback, or ideas. Please let me know via this form and, if you have stories to share about interesting projects, research, or more, send them here!

President Grewal


Transformation Updates

Transformation updates can be found in the most recent Sway.

This issue includes the following:

  • Note on Newsletter Schedule
  • Transformation Update Presentation to Board of Trustees
  • Transformation Project Updates
  • Updates to Transformation Website
  • Vermont State Colleges in the News

Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Update

Staff may qualify for the limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver opportunity and, in some cases, could see their entire federal educational loan balance forgiven. This limited waiver opportunity allows borrowers to receive credit for past periods of repayment (while working full-time for a qualifying employer) that typically would not qualify. You must take action by October 31, 2022. The action(s) needed depends on the types of loans the borrower has. You can get more information, including how to tell what types of loans you have and what actions you need to take online. VSAC is ready and available to provide guidance and counsel to staff. Staff may also submit their PSLF forms via an HR Help Desk ticket (accessible from the portal).

Upcoming Vermont State University Events

Town Hall Meetings

President Grewal invites all faculty, staff, and students to Town Hall meetings on:

Fall Admissions Open Houses

In the News

Caledonia-Record: Vermont State University President Visits Lyndon Campus

WCAX-TV: Vermont Technical College Recognized by U.S. Department of Energy

From Our Campuses

Connection Through Comics: Mat Heagerty, ’05

After graduating from Castleton in 2005 with an associate degree in Communication and Media Studies, Mat Heagerty pursued a life as a punk musician. Read the entire article.

NVU Students, Faculty Chase Storms in Tornado Alley

Earlier this summer, faculty, staff, and five students from Northern Vermont University-Lyndon resumed the opportunity of a lifetime to chase storms in tornado alley. Read the entire article.


“In the few months since I accepted the position of Chief Diversity Officer, my favorite part of my work has been getting to build deeper connections with my colleagues on other campuses. There are so many amazing human beings working for our system! I can’t wait to continue collaborating with all of you to make Vermont State University a truly welcoming and inclusive learning and working environment!”

-Jae Basiliere, Chief Diversity Officer

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