Rutland’s College of St. Joseph names new president

College of St. Joseph

The College of St. Joseph website shows Larry Jensen as the new president.

RUTLAND — The College of St. Joseph is dropping the word “interim” from Larry Jensen’s title.

The school recently announced that Jensen has been chosen as the sixth president of the college.

Jensen has been serving as the interim president since last year when President Richard Lloyd left to take over Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, Nebraska. Jensen was previously the chair of CSJ’s board of trustees.

“After a thoughtful and thorough review of all options and information presented by the search committee, the board of trustees found that retaining Larry and removing his interim title is best for the immediate needs of CSJ,” Jim Reddy, the current chair of the board, said in a statement.

Jensen called it “both a privilege and pleasure” to serve as interim president.

“We will continue to make College of St. Joseph a place where learning is revered, where students are joyfully pursuing the preparation for their future, and where the faculty and staff are engaged in the growth and strength of the institution,” Jensen said in a statement issued by the college.

He has chaired and served on many boards in the Rutland region and is chairman of the James Bowse Health Trust. He is also on the board for Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He had previously served as chairman of the Rutland City Police Commission as well as on boards for Vermont Public Radio, Killington Music Festival and Rutland Mental Health.

Jensen graduated from The State University of New York at Geneseo with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1966 and completed his Master of Business Administration in 1989 at the University of Vermont.

Under the past year of Jensen’s leadership, the school said, CSJ has made substantial progress toward its long-term goals, including the implementation of a new strategic plan, recruitment gains and development of several new athletic programs.

The college was closed Monday, and no additional information was immediately available.

Alan J. Keays

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