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Dr. Elaine Collins, the current president of Johnson State College, will become president of the new Northern Vermont University on July 1.
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Dr. Elaine Collins, current president of Johnson State College, will find herself in charge of a brand-new higher education institution called Northern Vermont University on July 1.

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In fewer than two years, Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will join together as one school with two campuses. Talk of the unification plan has been circling around both campuses since the semester started.

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At its board meeting Thursday morning, the Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees voted unanimously to unify Johnson and Lyndon State Colleges into one school with "two distinctive campuses," starting in July 2018.

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How does Lyndon Johnson State College sound?  With the Vermont State College System struggling to keep up with rising costs, officials have recommended merging Johnson State and Lyndon State Colleges.

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Lyndon State College and Johnson State College are poised to merge into a single institution. The board that oversees the Vermont state college system has given preliminary approval to the merger.

Washington County Sen. Bill Doyle is widely known as Vermont's longest-serving state senator. The Republican has kept his seat warm in the Vermont Senate since 1969. And for nearly as long, Doyle, who is also a professor at Johnson State College, has invited politicians to come speak to students enrolled in his Vermont politics course.

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Getting published in the New Yorker is a high honor for any author, and that’s particularly true for literary fiction. This week a Johnson State College professor achieved that honor with his story “The Apartment,” published in the Aug. 31 issue of the magazine.

Johnson State College has chosen its next president. On Wednesday the Vermont State College Board of Trustees voted to hire Dr. Elaine Collins, who is now Dean and Chief Operating Officer of the College of Education at Grand Valley State University near Grand Rapids, Michigan.