Karen Scolforo Selected as the Next President of Castleton University in Vermont

The board of trustees of the Vermont State Colleges System has chosen Karen Scolforo as the next president of Castleton University in western Vermont. The university enrolls nearly 2,000 undergraduate students and nearly 400 graduate students. Women make up 52 percent of the undergraduate student body.

“Dr. Scolforo is just the kind of leader we were looking for: experienced, energetic and collaborative,” said Martha O’Connor, chair of the board of trustees of the Vermont State Colleges System. “Over the course of her career, Dr. Scolforo has dedicated her career to sustaining strong institutions and, in particular, opening doors of opportunity for students.”

Karen M. Scolforo has been serving as the ninth president of Central Penn College in Summerdale, Pennsylvania. The college, located just north of Harrisburg, enrolls about 1,400 students. Dr. Scolforo has served as president there since 2013. From 2009 to 2013, Dr. Scolforo served as executive director of Fortis College in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Scolforo is a summa cum laude graduate of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. She holds a master’s degree in writing and literature from Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire, a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University, and an educational doctorate from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

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