Press Releases

Sent to media January 30, 2017

Great Bay Community College Partners with Digital Marketing Center to launch Digital Marketing Bootcamps in February



January 5, 2017

Dr. Ali Rafieymehr Named Interim President of River Valley Community College

Concord, NH  -  Dr. Ali Rafieymehr has been named interim President of River Valley Community College, which includes a main campus in Claremont, NH, and academic centers in Keene and Lebanon, NH. 

The Community College System of NH (CCSNH) board of trustees voted unanimously to approve Rafieymehr’s appointment, which was recommended to them by CCSNH Chancellor Ross Gittell.


Lakes Region Community College Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Associate Degree in nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 5 PM on February 1, 2017 in the Academic Commons, Health and Science Building at Lakes Region Community College.

For Immediate Release

Nov. 22, 2016


Community College System Recovers Funds Lost to Wire Fraud


Concord, NH - In late October, the Community College System of New Hampshire  (CCSNH) announced it had been the victim of theft involving an incident of fraudulent electronic fund transfer in which an entity falsely representing an existing vendor requested electronic fund transfer via Automated Clearing House (ACH).  Last week, CCSNH recovered nearly the full amount of the loss, working with its bank. 

November 21, 2016

Community College System of NH Budget Request Would Lower In-State Tuition

Concord, NH - Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) leadership testified during the Governor’s budget hearings on November 21 that if their budget request can be fulfilled, in-state tuition will stay flat in year one of the biennium and drop in year two. Over the past five years, CCSNH has reduced its tuition, bucking national trends and increasing access and affordability for New Hampshire residents.

November 16, 2016

RVCC adds new C++ programming course to lineup of immersive college prep program

Support from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation provides full tuition for 15 high school students

For Immediate Release
Nov. 15, 2016

Community College System of NH Holds Apprenticeship Open House and Panel Discussion


November 7, 2016

Great Bay Community College Offers New Non-destructive Testing Certificate Program

College tailored curriculum to meet the needs of several local employers including Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. and Safran Aerospace Composites

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2016

CCSNH Public Statement on Wire Fraud Incident

Concord, NH - The Community College System of NH has been the victim of an incident of wire fraud about which we wish to inform the community. While we are actively engaged in mitigating the incident, we felt it was important to share this news in order to warn other organizations about this business email compromise scheme targeting colleges and universities, and potentially any entity operating in a public bidding environment.

October 25, 2016

River Valley Community College announces two free opportunities for kids to learn technology skills

Alice 3D Animation Programming and Kids in Technology Day connect students of all ages to computer science and each other