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New VP for Academic Affairs to Start July 1

Posted: May 07 2014

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Dr. Monika Bissell “thrilled beyond belief” to be joining Landmark College

by Madeline Bergstrom

PUTNEY, Vt.—Dr. Monika Bissell will join Landmark College as Vice President for Academic Affairs on July 1. Bissell holds a doctorate in business administration from Nova-Southeastern University, a master’s in business administration from Plymouth State College, and a bachelor’s in public and corporate communications from Butler University.

“I’m thrilled beyond belief, and so honored to be chosen to be part of this community,” Bissell said. “Landmark College is such a dynamic place. Student service is clearly at the top of everyone’s list, and that really resonates with me.”

Bissell (pictured at right) most recently served as Associate Vice President for Distance Education and Professional Studies at Rivier University. She previously held positions as a dean and a professor at Daniel Webster College and as the director of the New Hampshire Bureau of Education and Training. While she has had a broad range of experiences in higher education administration and business, Bissell stated, “I consider myself first and foremost an educator.”

Dr. Peter Eden, president of Landmark College, said, “Monika's background in business administration helps her understand our business model as an institution of higher learning. Her strengths include creating systems, motivating and managing personnel, and recognizing that adaptation and agility are key competencies, given the ever-changing needs and desires of today's college students. Dr. Bissell is also expected to help the College move forward in our nascent online learning efforts, both at the undergraduate and the professional certificate levels. We could not be happier to have an administrator and educator like Monika join this progressive and growing college.”

Bissell said that in her new role, she looks forward to “being able to help students to get onto that right path in education and to be really confident learners from the get-go.”

Landmark College was the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia. Offering two- and four-year degree options, a graduate-level certificate in universal design with technology integration, and summer programs for students who learn differently, Landmark College is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD. Students, faculty, and professionals from all over the world are drawn to Landmark College for its innovative educational model—designed through research and practice to help all students who learn differently become confident, self-empowered, and independently successful learners.