New Trustees, Adminstrators at Woodbury College

first_imgWoodbury College Announces New Trustees and New Additions to AdministrationMontpelier, Vt. – Woodbury College President Larry Mandell announced today several important changes at the college. “We are very fortunate to have four outstanding new additions to Woodbury’s team: two new Trustees, a new Director of Development, and a new Controller. The college is embarking on a very ambitious expansion to national delivery of degrees, and these additions will be key to this next stage in our evolution.”Two new members, Eric Poehlmann and Chris Rouleau, have been elected to the Board of Trustees. Eric, a native of Boulder, Colorado, lives in Richmond, Vermont with his wife and two children. A graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota, Eric received a Master’s Degree in economic history from the London School of Economics and then attended Cornell University where he received his law degree (and, more importantly he says, met his wife Jennifer.) After law school, Eric came to Vermont to practice with Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, where he is now a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Eric specializes in complex commercial litigation, and has experience trying cases in both federal and state courts. He also has experience at the appellate level, with reported decisions in the Vermont Supreme Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending time at home with his wife and two young children, snowshoeing, mountain climbing, and traveling.Chris is a graduate of Woodbury College, having earned her Paralegal Certificate, Associate’s, and Bachelor of Science degrees at this institution. After completing a four-year clerkship under the direction of Assistant Attorney General Elliot Burg at the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, Chris successfully completed the bar examination and was admitted to the practice of law in December, 2006. An Investigator with the Consumer Protection Unit of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, Chris is also a Legal Research & Writing Instructor at Woodbury College. She resides in Montpelier with her husband, Marc Rouleau.Woodbury is also pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its administration. Breck Knauft has joined the college as Director of Development. Breck, a native of West Hartford, Connecticut, received his B.A. from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and his M. Ed. from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont. He was most recently the Dean of Students at the Gailer School in Middlebury. Breck lives in Huntington with his wife, a wildlife biologist who monitors the breeding population of peregrine falcons for the National Wildlife Federation, and their two young daughters. “I found Woodbury’s commitment to civic empowerment very appealing,” Breck said. “This college offers Vermonters great educational resources to help them launch new careers and transform their lives. We have been very successful at our mission, to provide rigorous, practice-based education that extends beyond the classroom and into the community. My job now is to help Woodbury realize the next stage in our development and growth.”Dan Miko is Woodbury’s new Controller. He received his accounting degree from Utica College in New York, and served previously as Controller with Annie’s Naturals for nine years. He will be responsible for managing all aspects of Woodbury’s financial operations. “I knew a lot about the college because I play tennis with a number of Woodbury people,” Dan said. “It’s a school with a great mission and I’m very pleased to be helping it go forward.”last_img

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