Timeline

Windham College campus1971

  • Charles Drake, Ed.D. founds the Landmark School in Prides Crossing, MA.

1982

  • Landmark School creates a successful college-prep component. This success makes Drake and others on staff begin to consider the feasibility of a college geared exclusively to students with dyslexia.

1983
Putney Saviors

  • The Learning Disabilities Foundation (Landmark School) purchases buildings from the U.S. government.
  • A group of concerned citizens, later known on campus as the Putney Saviors, purchases the land on which the buildings sit from an out-of-state investor and immediately sells it to LDF with no profit to themselves.

1984
1988 faculty staff and students stair photo

  • Landmark College legally established.
  • Renovations to transform the old Windham College campus to the new Landmark College campus begins.

1985

  • September 17:  Landmark College, with 55 employees, opens its doors to 77 students.

1986

  • VT Higher Education Council authorizes College to grant an associate degree.
  • Chumley B Residence Hall renovated.

1987

  • Hall Four Residence Hall renovated.
    First three graduates
  • Self-Study conducted as part of accreditation for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

1988

  • Landmark College Day Care opens.
  • First three students graduate with an associate degree. 

1989

  • Davis Residence Hall renovated.

1990

  • First publication of student literary art magazine, Impressions.Volleyball under the dome

1991

  • Gene Cesari, Ph.D. inaugurated as 2nd President.
  • College awarded NEASC accreditation.
  • Faces of Dyslexia stage production tours local schools and colleges.
  • 80 Faculty; 170 students.
  • 700 alumni.
  • Landmark creates Training Institute for Educators, precursor to the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training.

1992

  • Fine Arts Building purchased.

1993

1994

  • Lynda J. Katz, Ph.D. inaugurated 3rd president.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Chapter begun.
  • Eleanor Harner, founder of S.A.L.T. Program receives honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Convocation.

1995Charles Drake

  • Landmark College sponsors Opening Our Gifts Conference.
  • Fine Arts Building renovated.

1996

1997

  • Charles Strauch, founding trustee and benefactor, receives honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Convocation.
  • Student Center renovated, re-named Strauch Family Student Center.

1998

  • U.S. Representative Carrie Meek and founding faculty member John Bagge receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Convocation.Strauch_Student_Center
  • Landmark College sponsors Sharing Our Gifts Conference.
  • Frost Residence Hall renovated.
  • Study Abroad program initiated.
  • Admissions Building constructed.

1999

  • Edward Hallowell, M.D., noted expert in ADHD, receives honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Convocation.
  • Title VII Grant awarded.
  • Library renovation completed.
  • Kurzweil assistive technology software first made available in the Library.

2000

  • Senator James Jeffords (VT) receives honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Convocation.
  • Men's basketball wins league title.
  • Ground-breaking for Click Family Sports Center.
  • Title III Grant awarded.

2001Click Family Sports Center

2002

2003

  • Rod Risley, Executive Director of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator from VT, receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Convocation.
  • Publication of Understanding Learning Disabilities at the Postsecondary Level.
  • Growth and development of Intramural Sports Program.
  • Beta Alpha Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa receives three awards from national organization: Pinnacle Award, Five-Star Award, and Milestone Award.

2004Biology Success! faculty

  • Founding trustee John Allen Perkins receives honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Convocation.
  • East Academic Building, new residence halls and Dining Hall expansion begun.
  • Initiation of Business Studies and Business Administration Degree Programs.
  • Publication of Biology Success! Teaching Diverse Learners.

200520th anniversary ribbon cutting

  • College initiates service-learning project in Costa Rica.
  • Beta Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa receives 13 awards at regional convention.
  • College awarded Sony Virtuoso System Education Grant.
  • Renovation of Photography Lab begins with generous donation.College logo redesign from 2005
  • Bridges Residence Halls, East Academic Building, and expanded Dining Hall open for use.
  • Landmark celebrates 20th anniversary of founding.
  • New logo unveiled.

2006

  • College launches pilot Executive Function Bridge Semester program.
  • VT Governor Jim Douglas speaks on the Promise of Vermont Initiative at Convocation.
  • Enrollment reaches 450 students.
  • Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. speaks on "How to Recognize Inadequately Treated ADD/ADHD in High IQ College Students."
  • Landmark hosts World Usability Day/New England.

2007

  • College initiates service-learning project in Chile.
  • 41 students graduate.
  • Phi Theta Kappa co-champions in national case study contest.
  • Alumni reunion takes place in Putney.
  • College presents at annual AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability) Conference.

2008

2009

  • Aiken Hall renovated with third-floor addition.
  • Enrollment reaches 498.
  • LCIRT initiates regional workshops model.

2010

  • College celebrates its 25th anniversary.

2011

2012 Landmark College Shark athletics logo

2013Fountain at Fine Arts Building

  • LCIRT holds first annual Learning Disabilities Innovation Symposium with the theme "Diverse Technologies for Diverse Minds."
  • Landmark College adopts the motto "Nosce te ipsum" ("Know thyself.")
  • Fine Arts Building fountain restored, flowing for the first time since the campus's Windham College years. (Fountain photo by Landmark College alumnus Brandon Nogueira.)