Dr. Susan Huard
CCSNH Interim Chancellor, appointed Spring 2020
Dr. Susan Huard served as President of Manchester Community College (MCC) from 2010 to 2019. Under her leadership, enrollment and graduation rates increased and a number of capital projects were completed, including a new student center and an advanced technologies building, among others. Prior to her tenure at MCC, Dr. Huard served as Dean of Learning and Student Development for 12 years at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT.
Dr. Huard has decades of higher education experience, as both a senior administrator and faculty member. During the 1990s, she taught in the English Department and served as a Division Director at Connecticut’s Manchester Community College. From 1982 to 1990 Dr. Huard was a faculty member at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, NY, where she also served as Acting Director of the Developmental Studies Division in 1990.
Dr. Huard earned her Bachelor’s degree from Framingham State College, MA, a Master’s from the University of Connecticut and holds a Doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from U Conn as well.
Dr. Huard serves on the Boards of NH Jobs for America’s Graduates (NHJAG) and the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation, where she is Vice-Chair of NH Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO.) She is a commissioner for the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and serves on two NH legislative commissions. A member of the Leadership Greater Manchester Class of 2012, Dr. Huard is also on the NH Scholars Advisory Board, and is involved in other endeavors that focus on her interest in programming for high school-aged students to build their aspirations for college.
Susan and her husband Tom live in Hooksett and have two adult children and an amazing granddaughter.