Pathway to Graduation

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Vermont State University Pathway to Graduation is a five-year project designed to bolster student success and retention. The project is supported through a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Strengthening Institutions Program. Castleton’s Pathway to Graduation will provide VTSU students with a meaningful, efficient, and supported path from the day they are admitted until the day they cross the stage at commencement. The project will focus on increasing the success of all of our students – current and future – in measurable ways. 

The grant will support three main areas of activity at Vermont State University:

Improve Teaching and Learning Excellence

  • Develop Teaching and Learning Center
  • Increase in faculty professional development resources
  • Establish Institutional Research Office
  • Deliver 14 high-impact classrooms
  • Upgrade technology in 20 classrooms

Strengthen the First-Year Student Experience

  • Improve registration and orientation
  • Enhance advising resources
  • Create digital learning commons

Enhance Workplace Readiness

  • Enrich internships and experiential learning opportunities
  • Implement financial, academic, and career plans

Title III Project is supported at $450,000 per year by the U.S. Department of Education.

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  • Lyndon Campus

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Vice President of Student Success

  • Castleton Campus


  • Castleton Campus

Director of Career Development & Innovation

  • Castleton Campus

Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Innovation

  • Other: Remote

Associate Director of Advising

  • Castleton Campus

Assistant Professor of Social Work

  • Castleton Campus

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Associate Professor

  • Lyndon Campus