STEVE GOLD NAMED INTERIM PRESIDENT OF LSC. Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Tim Donovan announced today that Steve Gold of Montpelier has been appointed interim president of Lyndon State College. Gold will begin his work at the college on July 5.
“At the meeting on June 2, I recommended to the Board of Trustees that the interim presidency of Lyndon State College be offered to Steve Gold. I’m pleased to announce that over the weekend, Steve accepted our offer. My recommendation to the Board reflected a strong belief that Steve brings the right mix of skills, demeanor, and experience necessary to successfully set the stage for Lyndon’s next president. I am pleased that the trustees concurred and that Steve agreed to join us.”
The interim presidency is expected to last one year and comes in the wake of President Carol A. Moore’s retirement after thirteen years of service at Lyndon. The College is positioned to build on the growth and accomplishments achieved during President Moore’s tenure. President
Moore’s retirement is effective July 1. The Board of Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges is expected to designate a search committee to begin a national search for a new president of Lyndon State College early in the fall.
“The Board appreciates Mr. Gold’s willingness to take on this role. I expect the search for a new president at Lyndon State will be comprehensive and thorough. It will also represent a broad array of perspectives and opportunities for input,” said Board of Trustees Chair Gary Moore. For his part, Gold is looking forward to getting started. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to help guide Lyndon State College through this transition. The College plays a vital role in the Northeast Kingdom and I am committed to working with the entire Lyndon community to ensure its ongoing success,” said Gold.
About Steve Gold
After 35 years of service to Vermont, Steve Gold retired from state employment in the summer of 2007. Over the course of his career, he served at the Commissioner and Deputy Secretary level in multiple administrations, working as a highly regarded agency leader with governors of both parties. During the last four years of Governor Howard Dean’s administration, Gold served as Commissioner of the then Dept. of Employment and Training. Under Governor Jim Douglas, Gold served in multiple capacities, including Commissioner of Corrections, Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Human Services and Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Administration. Since retiring in 2007, he has remained active as a part time consultant to the Legislative Joint Fiscal Office.
Steve graduated from Haverford College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1967 and earned his Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Massachusetts in 1971. Active on the community level, Steve currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Vermont Works for Women in addition to active involvement with the Vermont Council on Rural Development and the Snelling Center for Government’s Vermont Leadership Institute.
Steve lives in Montpelier with his wife, Irina Markova. They have two adult children. He came to Vermont from his home state of Massachusetts in 1972.