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 read more

Bility Raps on Football Development Plan

first_imgLiberia’s football chief Musa Bility has outlined plans to improve football in the country with the support from the Liberian government.Mr. Bility, in his 2nd term’s inaugural address on Saturday, pointed out four main developmental pillars that if achieved could move the game to another level.He said the first pillar will be the building of 13 technical centers in 13 counties, and has therefore written to the Counties’ Local Administrations and Legislative Caucuses for 10 acres of land in each county for the project.He said Bong, Grand Gedeh and Maryland Counties have so far donated theirs lands, while six counties have consented to give theirs.Mr. Bility said the Grand Gedeians have beseeched the LFA to name it in memory of Liberia’s 21st President, the late Dr. Samuel K. Doe.He stated in an elated tone that the LFA has agreed to name it ‘The Samuel K. Doe Technical Center.’“We are working closely with Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor to dedicate the first leeward county’ technical center this year June,” Bility said.He said the second pillar is the petitioning of the National Legislature to mandate every County’s Local Administration to turn over every football facility to the Liberia Football Association.He stated that the fields would be used to effect the decentralization of football in the counties through youth and grassroots football.The football chief said the third pillar is the resolution to change the mandate of the Edwin M. Snowe’s Mobilization Committee from begging for money for the support of the national football teams (the Lone Star, Satellite, and Starlets) to lobby for a huge budgetary allocation.Mr. Bility said a ‘huge budgetary allotment’ would help boost the game in the country.President Bility said the fourth pillar is a recommendation to the Ministry of Youths and Sports to restrict the ages of players in the National County Sports Meet to U-17, and only players who are in schools should participate in the tournament.He added: “We would also suggest for the inclusion of Women Football in the County Meet.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more