By the early 1990s, CCV serves more students each year than the other Vermont State Colleges institutions combined. With no campus, it operates from 12 leased facilities. In a quest for greater administrative efficiency and creative ways to reach geographically dispersed students, CCV embraces new technologies with vigor. Within the span of ten months, CCV’s Virtual Campus project uses emerging network and computer systems to connect all 12 locations, the library, and central administrative offices, allowing for increased and instantaneous collaboration across the College.

President: Michael Holland, 1991 – 1994
President: Barbara E. Murphy, 1994 – 2001

CCV embraces a culture of change. Within the Vermont State Colleges system, CCV gains recognition for its agility, responsiveness, and vision, while remaining focused on excellence in teaching and learning. Venturing into largely unmapped territory, CCV experiments with a few online courses and soon develops the capacity to deliver a wide variety of classes and programs to rural students left stranded by traditional delivery models.With this development, CCV’s 13thacademic center, the Center for Online Learning, is born.

As increased numbers of traditional-aged students aspire to continue their education beyond CCV, the College pursues special transfer agreements and gains a reputation as a pipeline into Vermont’s four-year institutions. By the end of the decade, CCV emerges as a mature, high-functioning organization with an integral place in Vermont’s higher education landscape.




  • Virtual Campus

    Virtual Campus

    CCV deploys its “Virtual Campus,” linking its administrative offices and twelve statewide locations via networked computers.

  • Programs of Study

    Programs of Study

    Beginning with revisions to its associate degree requirements, CCV undergoes a profound shift in the way it views, manages, and evaluates academic programs. The result is a move from a single associate degree to seventeen individual programs of study that..Read More

  • Online Courses

    Online Courses

    CCV offers its first online course, Introduction to Political Science, featuring a chat session with Senator Patrick Leahy.

  • Articulation


    CCV and the University of Vermont sign a long-sought articulation agreement guaranteeing CCV graduates admission to UVM College of Arts and Sciences, the first of many transfer pathways to come.

  • Endowment for Success

    Endowment for Success

    CCV establishes the Endowment for Student Success with a gift of $25,000 and the stated purpose “to establish gifts in aid to assist deserving students.”