Joyce Judy began her career at Community College of Vermont (CCV) as a coordinator of academic services in 1983. She subsequently served as dean of students, became the College’s first provost in 2001, and served as interim president for a year before becoming president in March of 2010.
She earned her bachelor's degree at the University of New Hampshire and received her master’s degree in Organization and Management from Antioch New England Graduate School. Joyce is the 1996 recipient of Vermont Women in Higher Education's Jackie Gribbons Leadership Award.
For three decades Joyce has been instrumental in the organizational growth of CCV, helping to shape many prominent partnerships and programs. Under her leadership the College has greatly increased services to military veterans, and she guided the development of the Governor’s Career Ready Certificate, which provides workforce readiness training throughout Vermont. She has been a champion of CCV’s dual enrollment program for Vermont high school students, now serving more than 1,000 students each year. Her support for the College’s work with Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national Lumina Foundation initiative focused on student access and retention, led to CCV’s designation as a 2011 ATD Leader College. A special focus of her work since becoming president has been to help people understand the value CCV brings to Vermonters and to Vermont businesses. This outreach has led to significant growth in community support for the College, reflected in yearly increases in gifts and private grants to the College.
Joyce currently serves on the board of the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College, the New England Board of Higher Education, Vermont Campus Compact, and the Vermont Higher Education Council. She was a founding member of the Vermont Women’s Fund and has been a member of several New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation teams.