A newly reorganized CCV sets its sights on improved academic credibility, financial stability, and greater community visibility. CCV is awarded its first major grants from the U. S. Department of Education, and in 1982, is re-accredited for 10 years by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.CCV experiences a growth spurt under the leadership of Ken Kalb, its third president. Over the course of the decade, enrollment more than doubles and only UVM enrolls more students. CCV is the second largest college in the state and the student population begins to shift to a greater number of degree-seeking students. CCV continues to expand into all corners of the state by adding six locations, bringing CCV within 25 miles of 95% of Vermonters.

President: Ken Kalb, 1982 – 1991

At the beginning of the decade, the College operates as a loose confederation of local offices, each creating its own course list and marketing materials. But by the end of the 1980s, CCV has truly become one college with standard course offerings and a centralized Academic Review Board.

With its academic and organizational foundation in place, and remaining true to its student-centered approach to teaching and learning, CCV is poised to take on the Information Age in the years ahead.




  • Title III and Trio

    Title III and Trio

    CCV receives its first Title III and TRIO grants from the U.S. Department of Education to expand locations and services to students, including the development of Dimensions of Learning, CCV’s first semester seminar course that focuses on critical thinking and..Read More

  • Student-Centered Approach

    Student-Centered Approach

    President Myrna Miller shepherds the College through a period of academic reform and codification of the curriculum, refining its student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

  • Office of External Programs

    Office of External Programs

    VSC transfers its Office of External Programs to CCV, making its Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) program integral to CCV and securing the college as a pioneer in awarding credit for prior learning.

  • 12 Locations

    12 Locations

    CCV completes its expansion into Vermont’s Western corridor with the addition of the Middlebury academic center, its 6th in quick succession following Morrisville in 1980, Rutland in 1981, Burlington in 1982, and Bennington & Upper Valley in 1983. With 12 locations..Read More

  • Statewide Institution

    Statewide Institution

    After record enrollment growth over the decade, CCV forges formerly autonomous academic centers into a single, statewide institution, a change that is critical for what is to come in the 1990s and beyond.