Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Montpelier Center Hosts Dialogue on Social and Ethical Responsibility

Mark Snelling

MONTPELIER, VT – As part of its ongoing mission to provide socially relevant education opportunities for its students, Union Institute & University’s (UI&U) Montpelier Academic Center will host a dialogue on social and ethical responsibility Saturday, October 8, with Mark Snelling, volunteer president of the Snelling Center for Government. The discussion is part of a series of talks as part of Union’s Bachelor of Arts residency program.

Snelling currently also serves as the president of The Shelburne Corporation, a manufacturer of brass wire products. He has owned and operated a number of businesses in the ski, bike, and hardware industries. In addition, Snelling serves on the board of The Snelling Center for Government and is chair of the Vermont Governor’s Council of Environmental Advisors. He also recently chaired the Governor’s Commission on Downtowns and GrowthCenters. Snelling previously served on the Boards of Key Bank Vermont, the Vermont Land Trust, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, and as Chair of Housing Vermont and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.

The Montpelier community is invited to take part in the discussion held Saturday, October 8, from 1:15-2:30 p.m., in room 202 in Stone Science Hall at UI&U’s Montpelier Center located at 62 Ridge Street. For more information about the discussion please contact Melissa Neilson, program advisor, at 802-828-8570 or

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