Dr. Lori Collins-Hall appointed interim President of Sterling College

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CRAFTSBURY — The Sterling College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Lori Collins-Hall as interim president of the college.

Dr. Collins-Hall’s appointment follows the departure of Matthew Derr, who served as president of Sterling for nearly a decade.

Dr. Collins-Hall is an experienced leader in higher education who moves into the new role after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Sterling.

Prior to joining Sterling, she was Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH.

“On behalf of the entire Sterling College community, I am thrilled to welcome Lori to this new role,” noted Board Chair Peter Chehayl. “The Board of Trustees has a deep commitment to Sterling, its mission, and the paramount responsibility to make the identification of the College’s 12th president its highest priority in the months ahead.”

Sterling says they have adopted a bold strategic initiative, is in a strong financial position, and has experienced multiple years of operational surpluses through stable enrollment and mission-aligned philanthropy.

The Board of Trustees has assembled a Presidential Transition Team that is currently planning for the presidential search process.

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