Dear current and future members of the Landmark College community:
Landmark College has always moved forward when responding to evolving needs of the students and families it serves. From its early years as a transitional “two-year” college for students with dyslexia; to the addition of a range of baccalaureate and associate degree programs; and, most recently, to online programming through LC Online and creation of the Bay Area Success Center near San Francisco, the College – while still intentionally small at the flagship Vermont campus – is a more comprehensive institution for neurodiverse students.
Our students and their families typically consider Landmark College the best college in the world for students with learning differences (LD). While it is difficult to quantify “best,” and while we do not argue with this perception, we mostly recognize that LC is the only one with a dedicated laboratory model that serves neurodivergent, college-capable students with our extraordinary level of support in and out of the learning environment. We do not have an LD program at Landmark; the entire model is LD-focused, and therefore our students never feel as though they are being treated in a different way… they are simply being taught in a different way, and they are simply gaining a college experience alongside those who understand their strengths.
At LC, students and their families have many choices to fit their needs and ambitions. We have summer programs for college and high school students; a one- or two-semester Bridge Experience for students who need intensive support before returning to college; a post-graduate or gap-year option called Transition at College; associate degrees; and we continue to add to our bachelor degree programs. With LC Online, we reach many more learners through our Dual Enrollment program for high school students seeking college credit; our college-level, "first-year" online program, College START; and, beginning this fall, fully online associate degrees in general studies and business studies. Our LC Online offerings also cover research-based professional development for educators, including our Professional Certificate in Learning Differences and Neurodiversity. And we have opened a California Bay Area Success Center to support West Coast learners (including adults) through in-person or online services.
Also, as an LC student, one benefits from our tremendous growth in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion including the expanding Centers for Diversity and Inclusion, in our discovery and applied research activities, our Study Abroad offerings, our important career readiness program (including internships), our many athletics teams and programs, and so much more. Inclusion is a cornerstone of LC’s model, and we truly walk the walk.
Finally, we recognize that to provide this unique college program, which is simultaneously traditional yet specialized, our institutional expenses are high, thus the cost of attendance can seem daunting to most families. However, the LC Value is such that, through our generous financial aid system, the average “net” cost of attendance is similar to if not lower than that of other institutions which claim to serve students with LD (and often charge extra across the board). You must talk with our staff in Admissions and in Financial Aid. You must visit us to see the campus, and meet the students and other members of the community. You must look at the LC Online-related options we have created and which help greatly with transition-type college planning. Once you do this, the door to your future will open and you will be on your way to success. Indeed, student success is what matters most to us at Landmark College and we never stop working to provide this to our families.
I look forward to meeting you this year! Thank you.
Peter Eden, Ph.D.
Landmark College President
About the President
Peter A. Eden, Ph.D., took office as the fourth president of Landmark College on July 1, 2011. His passion for learning, innovation, and discovery infuses his aspirations for the College’s future.
A firm believer that “higher education is constantly evolving,” Dr. Eden embraces technology and feels that the orthodoxy of higher ed does not serve all students particularly well. With a background in biomedical science, research, teaching, and scholarship, and being neurodivergent himself, he leads Landmark College in this new era of learning for college students with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, and executive function challenges.
Prior to joining Landmark College, Dr. Eden served as dean of arts and sciences and professor of biotechnology at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. He was previously a tenured associate professor and chair of the science department at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was also a research fellow at the Jackson Laboratory and a visiting professor at the College of the Atlantic, both in Bar Harbor, Maine. Before that, he worked five years at Biomeasure, Inc. (Beaufour-IPSEN) in Milford, Massachusetts, and Paris, France—initially as a molecular biologist, then quickly advancing to research project director.
Dr. Eden earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of New Hampshire and his post-doctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in microbiology, molecular biology, and neurobiology, respectively.
He has published numerous articles, received NIH and NSF grant funding for research, and led the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Forward thinking and progressive, President Eden enjoys working very closely with the faculty and staff as they explore the development of new programs that promise to enhance learning at Landmark College and also ensure that the College remains the leader for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism.
Dr. Eden and his wife, Joanne, are the parents of three children, Atticus, Dexter, and Vivienne.
The Board of Trustees is comprised of Landmark College supporters who regularly provide insight, oversight, and foresight to the College and President. Governed by a set of by-laws, the Trustees work with the President and College community in guiding important strategic planning initiatives and necessary changes at the College, and, through the Board’s fiduciary duty, ensure the stability and viability of LC for many years to come.
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J.D., Seattle University School of Law
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Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
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M.D., Washington University School of Medicine
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J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School
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J.D., Stanford University Law School
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Arthur Page, Board Counsel, Hemenway & Barnes LLP
David LaValley, Treasurer and Vice President for Administration & Finance, Chief Financial Officer
Carol Nardino, Clerk to the Board and Institutional Advancement, Landmark College
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- John Perkins, J.D., Harvard Law. Partner, Palmer & Dodge (deceased)
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Comprised of senior administrators from key offices and divisions of the College, President’s Council meets weekly to formally review opportunities, risks, challenges, and more that affect the operations of the College. President’s Council meetings routinely include members of the faculty, staff, and student body, in order to promote and strengthen shared governance practices.
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Vice President for Research and Innovation
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