Scott Atherton

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Phone: work802.443.5166
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Scott joined the admissions staff in September 2006. From 1994-2006, he served in a variety of program development capacities with the Salzburg Seminar, an international education organization with offices in Middlebury and Washington, D.C. and facilities in Salzburg, Austria which brings together emerging leaders from around the world for discussion on issues of mutual concern. In the early 90s, Scott spent three years with the Addison County Community Trust working on issues of affordable housing and agricultural conservation. From 1995-2004, Scott and his former wife, Cynthia Packert, professor of Asian art history at Middlebury, served as co-Faculty Heads of Wonnacott Commons. Scott holds a B.A. in anthropology from Harvard University and spent nearly three years living and working in Israel as a Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Fellow after graduating from college. His interests include Nordic skiing, road cycling, food/cooking/eating, wine, music, films, travelling and exploring other cultures, and good conversation. Scott is the proud father of Nick and Mira and resides with his two cats, Ginny and Gizmo. From March 2006 - August 2009 in addition to his admissions work at Middlebury, Scott could be heard on the state airwaves as the Saturday morning host of Vermont Public Radio (VPR).