Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On Tom Sullivan’s Retirement as President of the University of Vermont

“Tom Sullivan has been a remarkable leader for the University of Vermont.  During his tenure the University has continued to grow while holding true to its founding as a Land Grant university, as shown most recently by the opening of UVM’s state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Center.  Tom shares the belief that income should not be a barrier to a good education.  Because of his dedication to the education of all students, Tom was instrumental in developing the University’s Catamount Commitment, which promises Pell Grant-eligible Vermonters that the remainder of their tuition will be covered, either through grants, or waived by the University entirely.  While we are sorry to see Tom go, we are glad that he plans to return to Vermont soon.  Marcelle and I thank Tom for his service and we wish him and Leslie all the best as he retires next year.”

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