David S. Wolk Board Chair; President, Castleton University
As an education administrator, policy leader and teacher, David Wolk has worked to advance education for students across the state of Vermont.
Since 2001, Mr. Wolk has served as President of Castleton University. Previously, he was Chief of Policy for former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and the Vermont Commissioner of Education. He served as a Vermont state senator for two terms.
During his career, Mr. Wolk has served as a school principal, superintendent of the Rutland City Public Schools, a guidance counselor and teacher, and a college instructor. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Vermont Business Roundtable, the Vermont Public Education Partnership and the Vermont Commission on Higher Education Funding.
Mr. Wolk is a previous member of the Board of Directors or Trustees serving the University of Vermont, New England Board of Higher Education, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and Vermont State Colleges. In 2009, he received the Eleanor M. McMahon Award for Lifetime Achievement from the New England Board of Higher Education.
For the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Mr. Wolk serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Executive Finance Committee, and as a member of the Audit, Government and Investment Committees.