Suresh Garimella

President at University of Vermont

Suresh V. Garimella is the 27th president of the University of Vermont. A strong proponent of the value of public higher education, President Garimella was drawn to UVM in part because of its status as the land-grant university for Vermont, the home state of Senator Justin Morrill who authored the land grant concept and served as a UVM trustee.

Drawing on his own experience as a product of public universities, Garimella recognizes the transformative power of education and research and the importance of access and service. This is reflected in Amplifying Our Impact, the strategic vision released in the first year of President Garimella’s tenure.

The vision, which has three main pillars, prioritizes student success through quality, affordability, accessibility, and opportunity. This has been underscored by Garimella’s efforts to promote scholarship opportunities for underrepresented and underserved students while freezing tuition for three consecutive years.

Garimella received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, his MS from The Ohio State University, and his bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.



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