Champlain College’s Larry Veladota retires

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.– Champlain College Vice President Lawrence J. Veladota is retiring from the College after 35 years of service. A 1964 Champlain accounting graduate who went on to UVM and then to work as a systems analyst at IBM, Veladota was lured back to Champlain by President Bader Brouilette in the summer of 1969 to bring the Colleges first computer on line. Veladotas posts at Champlain have included director of computer operations, vice president for financial affairs, and vice president of the college. During his tenure he also earned a masters in education at Harvard University, concentrating in educational technology.Veladota oversaw Champlains physical plant, helping to create one of the finest and most unique campuses in the country, says President Roger H. Perry. He supervised Champlains fiscal matters with such success that the College has run in the black since the early 70s. This has allowed Champlain to make improvements that enhanced the educational experience of thousands of students. And in the area of technology, Veladota has been at the helm of a crew that has kept Champlain College at the forefront.Veladota is well-know in the community as well, having volunteered for many Vermont organizations. He shares stories of organizing Champlains co-hosting of the 1981 International Winter Special Olympics Games. Hes also served as commissioner and financial analyst for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the regional accrediting body.Veladota has been the College’s point person for planning and permitting projects with the City of Burlington and the State of Vermont. He worked with three City administrations to seal a College-City Agreement that will carry Champlain through another decade.”As they say, Larrys done it all, said President Perry. And through it all he has worked with three different presidents and he helped steer the College through a major transformation.”last_img

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