Olivia Duane Adams Named To VSCS Hall of Fame

Olivia “Libby” Duane Adams will be the fourth Castleton graduate to be inducted into the Vermont State Colleges System Hall of Fame this spring.

Adams earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Castleton in 1984 and became the co-founder of Alteryx, Inc., a global leader in the data analytics industry headquartered in Irvine, California in 1997. Now serving as chief customer officer, Adams takes a holistic approach to all aspects of each customer’s experience.

In addition to her responsibilities within Alteryx, she is currently working with the university to help create new pathways for student mentorship.

While a student at Castleton, Adams co-edited the 1984 Spartacus yearbook and was a Student Association senator. A member of the Student Orientation Staff for three years, she served as the SOS parent program coordinator in 1983. As a result of her work and dedication to the welfare of students, her peers recognized her with the Distinguished Service Award in 1984.

The Vermont State Colleges System will also recognize Gary Taylor of Community College of Vermont, Trevor Whipple of Northern Vermont University (Johnson), and Dr. Amanda Perkins of Vermont Technical College. Martha O’Connor is the recipient of the Board of Trustees Award for Extraordinary Contribution and will be recognized for her lifelong commitment to education. 

The VSCS Hall of Fame event will take place at the Capital Plaza in Montpelier, Vermont on March 14, 2019. Now in its fourth year, the event continues to raise funds for scholarships for Vermont students attending one of the four colleges and universities while highlighting the leadership and accomplishments of alumni and community leaders.

For more information on the event and this year’s recipients, visit www.vsc.edu.