Leading Women at Champlain: Patricia Conant

Leading Women, an exhibition on view in Miller Information Commons through April 15, celebrates the achievements of seven women who played essential roles in the development and administration of Champlain College. Among those featured is Patricia (Pat) Conant (1937-2013):

Patricia Conant

Patricia Burns Conant, c. 1985; Champlain College Archives, Series 10

A Brooklyn, New York native and mother of two, Conant graduated from the University of Vermont in 1957 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. She dedicated her professional life to Champlain College, working as a faculty and staff member from 1958 to 2006. During her forty-eight years at the College, she taught secretarial courses and served as a career counselor and associate director of admissions. Champlain honors the impact that she made on countless students’ lives with the Patricia Burns Conant Endowment, established in her memory to provide scholarships to single parent students.