VAL’s Board of Trustees consists of nine community members who help guide our organization from behind the scenes.
Name: Paul Dragon
Role outside of VAL: Executive Director, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.
Where were you born? Providence, Rhode Island.
What is your educational background? Doctorate in Education and Social Policy.
What is a unique hobby or interest you have? Studying languages.
How do you enjoy spending your free time? Winter hiking/ summer hiking, all forms of skiing, reading.
How long have you been a Board member? 1.5 years.
Why did you choose to join VAL’s Board of Trustees? I love the mission and supporting people to learn and get access to a diploma or certificate.
What do you find most satisfying about serving on our Board? The mission and the values.