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News Vermont State Treasurer to Speak at Marlboro College Graduate Center

First featured speaker for new MBA in Managing for Sustainability

MARLBORO, VT – (January 17, 2008) – Marlboro College announced Vermont State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding will make a public presentation at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25.

The title of Spaulding’s presentation is “Sustainability and State Finance: Strategic Decision-Making and ‘Win-Win’ Strategies.” It is described as “a review of economic, environmental, demographic and social policy challenges facing public finance professionals, and strategies needed to achieve long-term sustainability.” A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Spaulding is the first guest speaker for the new MBA in Managing for Sustainability offered at the Marlboro College Graduate Center. Program director Ralph Meima says they plan to have a featured guest speaker during the time period the students and faculty meet face-to-face each month.

“Treasurer Spaulding has done a great deal to encourage corporate citizenship and support community and economic development within Vermont in a socially responsible manner. We couldn’t be more thrilled that he is willing to share his ideas with our first cohort of MBA students,” said Meima, adding that the treasurer has agreed to meet with Marlboro staff, faculty and MBA students following the public presentation.

Although the event is open to the public, school officials emphasize that space is limited and seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Marlboro College is working on efforts to provide information stemming from the presentation to the public in a variety of media.

Spaulding was re-elected to a third term as Vermont State Treasurer in November 2006. He also served eight terms in the Vermont State Senate from 1985-2000. He has been very involved at the community level, serving as a board member of organizations such as Red Cross, United Way, Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Washington County 4-H Foundation, Child Care Fund of Vermont, and Woodbury College.

The Marlboro College Graduate Center’s MBA in Managing for Sustainability offers tools for organizational leaders to achieve success in a new millennium where the bottom line takes into account the environment, the workforce and local culture in addition to profits. Its inaugural class consists of 18 students, who will meet with faculty four days each month at the Marlboro College Graduate Center campus in Brattleboro, Vermont. The learning community created during these bricks-and-mortar sessions will continue online, using collaborative learning tools drawn from the Graduate Center's decade of experience in delivering low-residency master’s programs to working adults.

Media interested in covering the event should contact the Marlboro Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu.

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