Profile

Thomas Christopher Greene is a novelist and the founding president of Vermont College of Fine Arts. Prior to founding VCFA, he had a long career as a higher education administrator, working as a member of the leadership team at Norwich University, as an admissions and marketing professional, as the spokesperson for two different colleges, as a professor of writing and literature, and as the director of a graduate program.

Greene is the author of six critically acclaimed novels: Mirror Lake (Simon and Schuster, 2003), I’ll Never Be Long Gone (Morrow, 2005), Envious Moon (Morrow, 2007), The Headmaster’s Wife (St. Martin’s Press, 2014), If I Forget You (St. Martin’s Press, 2016), and The Perfect Liar (St. Martin’s Press, 2019). His fiction has been translated into twelve languages and has won many awards and honors.

Greene is active in higher education circles. In 2011, Governor Shumlin chose Greene as his appointee to the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE). He is the current president of the Vermont Higher Education Council (VHEC), made up of all the colleges and universities in the state, and a past commissioner on the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE), the body responsible for making all decisions related to colleges and universities in New England.