About the Vermont Humanities CouncilBecause Ideas Matter
Yasmine Ziesler of Huntington is Chief Academic Officer for the Vermont State Colleges System, where her leadership priorities include advancing Vermont’s efforts to increase post-high school educational achievement and increasing postsecondary student success. Previously she served in academic leadership roles focused on faculty development, first year programs, general education, and learning technologies at Castleton University and the Community College of Vermont.
Yasmine joined the Board in February 2019 as a Governor’s appointee. She is a 2007 graduate of the Snelling Center for Government’s Vermont Leadership Institute and has also served on the Mount Mansfield Union school board. She earned a Ph.D in anthropology from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science-psycholinguistics and Russian from Brown University. She was a Fulbright English teacher in the Republic of Korea in 1995-1996.