University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan Wednesday appointed John Bramley to help oversee implementation recommendations of a governor’s advisory panel on UVM.
Bramley, who retired this past summer after a long career as UVM administrator and professor, served on the panel as interim UVM president. Gov. Peter Shumlin appointed the committee a year ago to study the relationship between UVM and the state and to make recommendations on how Vermont can maximize its investment in its research university.
In June the eight-member panel, chaired by former IBM executive Nick Donofrio, issued its report, titled “New Ideas for Changing Times.”
At a news conference at UVM attended by Sullivan and Bramley, Shumlin hailed the report as a road map for ensuring the state’s future economic success. The report calls for, among other things, stepping up investments in engineering and science, with an eye toward providing skilled employees and attracting new high-tech businesses to the state.