Caleb Pitkin graduated from Goddard College in 1980, and is presently a sugarmaker, timber harvester, and beef farmer in Cabot, Vt. He is also the grandson of Goddard College founding president, Royce "Tim" Pitkin.
He is engaged with the local community and at various times has served on the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission, the Cabot Planning Commission, the Cabot Selectboard, The Cabot Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Cabot Revolving Loan Fund Committee. From 1993 to 1994, he served in the Vermont House, representing the towns of Danville, Cabot, and Peacham.
Pitkin holds a BA in Social Ecology from Goddard College.
"I have always been at home at Goddard: Lived here briefly with my grandparents as a small child, attended nursery school and kindergarten in the Clockhouse, attended countless events at the college during my childhood, worked in Environmental Services for a couple of years, and earned my bachelor’s degree in 1980 through the Social Ecology and Resident Undergraduate programs. My parents, Belmont and Clo Pitkin, both attended and worked at the college, as have aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins. I am very pleased that my daughter Hannah chose to attend Goddard and earn her bachelor’s degree here. We have all found Goddard to be a nurturing, engaging, provoking, collaborative, and conciliatory place. I am happy to be here."