BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Karen Gross, President of Southern Vermont College, has resumed her leadership position after serving as senior policy adviser, U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., during the 2012 calendar year.
While at the department, Gross served on an inter-agency task force that redesigned, implemented and developed assessment strategies for the Transition Assistance Program mandated for most returning military service personnel. She also participated in efforts to promote college access, quality, success and affordability, consistent with the president's 2020 goals, across the K-20 pipeline.
Gross looks forward to sharing with students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community what she learned about the challenges facing our nation and its citizens as well as the role the federal government and the Department of Eeducation can play in identifying and implementing solutions.
The SVC and Bennington communities will be invited to lively and thought-provoking discussions on key issues and trends in education at the local, state and national levels. Gross will also share insights into her time inside the Beltway.