Community College head new chief of state system

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The president of the Community College of Vermont is going to become the new chancellor of the Vermont State College system.

On July 1 Tim Donovan will replace Robert Clarke. Clarke will retire after 10 years as head of the state colleges.

The Vermont State Colleges are made up of Castleton, Johnson and Lyndon state colleges, Vermont Technical College and the statewide Community College.

Together the five schools have more than 12,000 students.

The 57-year-old Donovan has been Community College president since 2001.

He was one of three finalists for the chancellor’s job.

Donovan’s appointment comes at a time when a task force is studying the possibility of merging the state colleges with the University of Vermont.

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