NHTI Presidential Search

NHTI Presidential Search

For Immediate Release
January 29, 2014
Contact:  Communications Director, sreid@ccsnh.edu or 603-230-3504

Concord, NH - Community College System of NH Chancellor Ross Gittell announced the members of the search committee that will lead the process of selecting a new president for NHTI, Concord’s Community College. 

The committee is co-chaired by CCSNH Trustee Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO of Dyn Inc., a Manchester-based technology company, and Susan Huard, president of Manchester Community College. The other members include:

CCSNH Trustee Kathy Bogle Shields, Executive Director of the NH Community Development Finance Authority;

Charles Lloyd, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs at NHTI;

Matt Wood, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at NHTI;

Professor Donna Clougherty, Dental Auxiliary Department Head at NHTI;

Professor Laura Morgan, Accounting Dept. and President of Faculty Forum at NHTI;

Professor Frank Polito, Department Head of Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology,  and Animation and Graphic Game Programming at NHTI;

Benjamin Breault, NHTI student, Accounting major;

Sherri Gonthier, Financial Aid Director at NHTI;

Kristyn VanOstern, CCSNH Director of Strategic Planning and Projects;

David Luneau, NHTI Advisory Board member and President of ClassCo., Inc.;

Diane Wood Allen, NHTI Advisory Board member and Vice President, Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at Concord Hospital;

Stephen M. Duprey, President, FoxFire Property Management;

Christopher Clement, Commissioner, NH Dept. of Transportation.

Paul Holloway, Chairman of the CCSNH Board of Trustees, said “The presidency of NHTI is a significant leadership position in New Hampshire higher education. NHTI is a leader in STEM and workforce education, transfer pathways to four-year colleges and universities, and in the essential role of providing affordable access to higher education and career training to New Hampshire residents.”

Gittell said “We seek a president who desires to make a commitment to the College and the region, who can promote a vision of the College that addresses the importance of student success and the economic alignment of educational programs with the state’s economy, and who desires to be part of a collaborative team of CCSNH presidents working with the chancellor of the system on shared responsibilities. The search committee, comprised of well-respected and recognized leaders in their fields, is well-positioned to ensure a successful search. The committee is representative of constituencies important to NHTI and to the community college system: faculty, staff, students and administrators; community members; and trustees and college advisory board members.”

The committee will begin its work immediately and hopes to complete the search process by the end of the academic semester in May.

Complete search documentation can be found here.

NHTI, Concord’s Community College, is a fully accredited, public community college serving students, businesses and the community by providing excellent academic, technical and professional education. NHTI offers over 65 academic programs to more than 4,500 students. NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire. 

Lynn Kilchenstein, who served as president of NHTI from 2003 to 2013, recently stepped down and the role of president is being filled by interim president Steve Caccia.

 About CCSNH

The Community College System of NH consists of seven colleges, offering associate degree and certificate programs, professional training, transfer pathways to four-year degrees, and dual-credit partnerships with NH high schools. The System’s colleges are Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth and Rochester; Lakes Region Community College in Laconia; Manchester Community College; Nashua Community College; NHTI – Concord’s Community College; River Valley Community College in Claremont and Keene; and White Mountains Community College in Berlin and Littleton.