Vt. focuses on putting colleges in Brattleboro
BRATTLEBORO, Vt.—Vermont officials are looking to bring two colleges to a new home in Brattleboro.
Gov. Peter Shumlin included a proposal for a college in town in his budget address last January.
Several institutions of higher learning, including the Community College of Vermont, have schools scattered around Brattleboro. Vermont Technical College has a nursing program on the outskirts of town.
Tim Donovan, chancellor of the Vermont State College System, tells Vermont Public Radio (http://bit.ly/LKlzui) Vermont Tech hopes to increase its southern Vermont offerings.
Donovan says increasing its downtown presence in Brattleboro is a priority for Community College of Vermont. Enrollment in CCV has more than doubled statewide in the past decade, and the college recently built new downtown centers in Rutland and Winooski.
Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net