About the Vermont Humanities Council

Because Ideas Matter

Randall Szott

Image of Randall SzottRandall Szott of Barnard represents the Windsor 4-1 district in the Vermont House of Representatives. He is the former Library Director for the Wilder Memorial Library in Weston, VT. Szott serves on the steering committee of Vermonters for Schools and Community, the State Innovation Exchange Agriculture Program Advisory Committee, the Barnard Planning Commission, and the Barnard Development Review Board. He joined the Vermont Humanities Board in February 2019.

Szott’s professional experience includes working as a chef for fifteen years in catering, fine dining, and at sea as a merchant mariner. Parallel to his cooking life, he has been invited to lecture and present on socially engaged arts at conferences and institutions around the United States. He’s taught college courses at several universities including a course on civic infrastructure and public space for Green Mountain College’s graduate program in Resilient and Sustainable Communities. He earned a BA in Liberal Arts from the University of Central Florida, an MA in Interdisciplinary Art from San Francisco State University, and an MFA in Art Critical Practices from Ohio State University.

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