Yasmine Ziesler of Montpelier joined the board in February 2019 as a governor’s appointee and serves on the Development Committee. Yasmine 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.
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. Ziesler 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 from 1995 to 1996.