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Student Life

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College is more than classroom lectures, homework and exams. An SVC education is a total learning experience, providing the student with opportunities to develop leadership skills, build lifelong friendships, enhance personal and professional skills, and prepare for a fulfilling and successful life. The Dean of Students oversees the following areas of student life: Counseling, Health Services, and Residence Life. The staff members in the Student Life department are available to assist students throughout their academic careers at Southern Vermont College.

  • Heather Quire, Dean of Students
  • Lydia Blankenship, Administrative Assistant to Dean of Students
  • Liz Doughty, Residence Director
  • Audrey Ames, Coordinator of Student Engagement
  • Deborah Berg, Health Services Nurse
  • Ashley Brooke Fox, Director of Counseling Services
  • Leanne Yinger, Counselor

Southern Vermont College offers a variety of co-curricular programs that compliment and support the academic program. For a look into some of these programs, please visit our Clubs & Organizations page.


The Southern Vermont College Division of Student Life’s mission is to provide a rich co-curricular experience in which we:

  • Offer a variety of programmatic and leadership opportunities which enhance the college experience;
  • Promote personal and social responsibility;
  • Empower students to be socially conscious contributors to the campus and greater community; and
  • Provide a safe and supportive living/learning environment.
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