CCSNH Colleges And Programs


Dr. Mark Rubinstein
CCSNH Chancellor

Dr. Mark Rubinstein, a highly respected and long-time leader in higher education in New Hampshire, is the 6th chancellor of the Community College System of NH (CCSNH). He holds a bachelors and master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in Education Theory and Policy from Penn State.

Prior to his appointment as CCSNH Chancellor in 2021, Dr. Rubinstein served as president of Granite State College (GSC), one of the institutions of the University System of NH (USNH), a post he held since 2015. Like New Hampshire’s community colleges, GSC is focused on meeting the educational needs of New Hampshire residents, particularly working adults, providing access to quality academic programs that are affordable and aligned with the state’s workforce needs and economy. As president of GSC, Dr. Rubinstein focused on the quality and efficacy of academic programs, better alignment with the needs of the State’s workforce and its communities, and pursuit of greater affordability to support the institution’s access mission. Dr. Rubinstein’s previous service to the University of New Hampshire began in 1998 and included leadership roles in enrollment management, academic support programs, student affairs, and public safety. Before relocating to New Hampshire, Dr. Rubinstein served as the Director of Admission at the University of South Florida and in myriad roles related to admissions at Penn State.

Dr. Rubinstein resides in Bow, New Hampshire with his wife, Maria. The Rubinsteins have three adult children, all of whom are UNH graduates.