UVM Appoints Interim President

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The University of Vermont has turned to a retired longtime administrator to lead the university for the next year.

John Bramley will take over next week after incumbent President Dan Fogel formally steps down.

Bramley is a former provost and senior vice president at UVM.

Rob Cioffi is chairman of the UVM trustees. He says Bramley’s knowledge of UVM was important to trustees.

(Cioffi) "Many of us have known John while he was provost. I think John brings a unique set of talents to the job that, frankly, I can’t think of anyone else who would have them. And he was available, having just left the Windham Foundation."

(Host) Fogel decided to resign earlier than he intended to deal with personal issues in his family.

Trustees have investigated a relationship between his wife, Rachel Kahn-Fogel, and a university fund-raiser.

Bramley told trustees he does not want the job permanently. He plans to remain in place until a successor is hired, which could be by next July.

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