Back to School – Meet your Staff Council

As we start a new academic year, let’s take some time to meet your Staff Council Executive Board!


Shaylea Scribner (She/Her)
Day Job: Advancement Project Manager
Years at Champlain: 7 years 10 months
Fun Facts: Shaylea is a 2 time Champlain grad – with my bachelor’s and master’s from Champlain! She once got to “sing” a yodel with members of the Von Trapp family and some yodellers from Austria at Trapp Family Lodge!

Vice President

Jared Cadrette, He/Him/His
Day Job: Director of Student Engagement
Years at Champlain: 8 Years Complete – on Year 9
Fun Facts: Jared was voted Most School Spirit in High School and his first job was a paper boy!


Matthew Annis (he/him/his)
Day Job: Budget Analyst
Years at Champlain: 1.75
Fun Facts: Matthew loves to make hard cider at home and believes that cake is the best dessert in the world.


Tara Arneson, she/her
Day Job: Parent, Registrar, School Board Member
Years at Champlain: Starting year 8!
Fun Facts: Tara has been an avid snowboarder for 20+ years and used to race boardercross competitively. For a year, she was the host of a Sunday morning local tv show in Killington, complete with mountain weather reports.

Co-chairs of the Staff Welfare & Advocacy Committee

The Staff Welfare and Advocacy Committee is always happy to welcome passionate, action-oriented new members! We work closely with the People Center to improve staff benefits, training, and resources. We bring concerns and questions from the individual and collective staff to the attention of leadership and work diligently to resolve them.

Danielle L’Esperance, she/her/hers
Day Job: Compass Student Services Manager
Years at Champlain: 2.5
Fun Facts: She can perfectly mimic the squid from Finding Nemo. Her mom is a Champlain alum, class of ’86.
Jean-Marie Severance, She/Her
Day Job: Academic Operations Manager
Years at Champlain: 14
Fun Facts: She shoots skeet and fosters rescue dogs.

Co-Chairs of the Staff Networking Committee 

Interested in planning fun events and networking with your colleagues—aka the people who make our Champlain community so great? Then join the Staff Networking Committee! We are looking for people to help brainstorm ideas for events, as well as plan and organize said events. In the past we have hosted popular events like the Halloween Costume Contest & potluck, Holiday Cocktail/Mocktail event, Gingerbread House competition, Bingo, Trivia pop-up events, St. Patrick’s Day Bingo, Coffee & Conversation, Summer Staff Party, and more!

Kaylee Sullivan (she/her)
Day Job: Community & Content Marketing Manager
Years at Champlain: 2.5
Fun Facts: Kaylee is a self-defined sunset chaser. She loves catching a beautiful sunset wherever she is; whether on a walk, bike ride, hike, or by the lake! Kaylee (and her high school’s marching band) marched in President Obama’s 2009 inaugural parade!
Leah Miller (she/her)
Day Job: Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Years at Champlain: 3+
Fun Facts: Leah has a chocolate lab named Oakley that she loves to run and play with.
She has run 6 Ragnar Ultra Relays across the country.

Co-Chair of the Communications & Engagement Committee

We are recruiting new members! Among other things, we welcome new staff by attending New Employee Orientation and pairing each new hire with a staff ambassador, we update the staff council blog, and we facilitate the paying forward of the You Bowl Me Over Award. We have a lot of fun, and we would love to have you join us!

Sarah Camille Wilson (she/her)
Day Job: Access Services Administrator (which is just a fancy way of saying I manage the customer service department of the library!)
Years at Champlain: 4.5
Fun Facts: 1) Sarah Camille bike commutes year-around. She firmly believes that there is no bad weather, only bad clothing, and that nothing beats the joy of being outside. 2) She has two degrees in ceramics, and still moonlights as a ceramic instructor.
Veronica Lewis (she/her)
Day Job: Leadership Giving & Foundations Officer
Years at Champlain: Going on 9!
Fun Facts: Veronica used to be a gymnast and can proudly still do a back-hand spring. Before moving to Vermont and working at Champlain, she lived in New Zealand for 2 years. 

Co-Chairs of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Committee

If you are interested in helping to push diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives at Champlain College, then join the DEIB committee! Our goal for this year is to identify the present issues that our staff face in regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how we, as a committee, can work to mitigate and resolve these said issues in an effective and efficient manner.

Emily Peters (She/her)
Day Job: Senior Academic Advisor, Champlain College Online
Years at Champlain: 10.5
Fun Facts: Emily has earned two MS degrees with Champlain. She also loves to hike and have adventures with my family (dogs included).
Monica Fung-Janardhan (she/her/hers)
Day Job: Associate Director of ODI
Years at Champlain: 2.5
Fun Facts: Monica has two dogs named Nugget and Noodle. She currently plays trombone in an orchestra.