RUTLAND — Rutland Economic Development Corp. named College of St. Joseph President Richard Lloyd as its member of the year at its 78th annual meeting at Southside Steakhouse in Rutland, Thursday, Nov. 12.
REDC Executive Director Jamie Stewart touted the accomplishments and gains of College of St. Joseph since Lloyd took over as president in 2012. Among those are record residential enrollment, working to develop the state’s first Physician Assistant Program, and the college’s hallmark Provider Scholarship Program.
The Provider Scholarship Program is a unique blend of student aid, community service, career preparedness, and campus engagement. The program creates a declining cost structure for students through its $65,000 in scholarship over four years.
Additionally the college has recently added baseball, softball and volleyball to its athletic offerings and partnered with Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland to offer the Sister of St. Joseph Grant—full tuition grants for Mount St. Joseph Academy graduates who directly matriculate to CSJ— worth more than $40,000 over two years.
CSJ also recently received a $2.2 million Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is the largest CSJ has received in the College’s history.
The funds, awarded over five years, will support new initiatives, such as an Integrated Teaching and Learning Commons to address student needs, enhance academic success, and increase student engagement and graduation rate. Other initiatives will include enhanced classroom technology, and a learning management system.
“We’re proud to play such an important and integral role in the fabric of Rutland and equally proud to join CCV, Castleton and Green Mountain College in providing high quality education and training opportunities,” Lloyd said. “Successful higher ed institutions in a community are economic drivers.”