A word from our President

Here at NHCUC, we’re excited for the new academic year.  We have a number of new Presidents on our campuses, exciting new initiatives underway throughout our membership, and great enrollment news from several of our schools. 


At the same time, we continue to work hard to address increasing negative pressures on higher education that threaten the vibrancy of the sector throughout NH and New England. 


We’re committed to supporting our members in this new year by increasing opportunities for shared cost savings, expanded marketing and promotion, creating more awareness of the impact our schools have on our state and economy, and deepening our ties with state business, non profit, civic, and k-12 education leaders to ensure we can support the needs of every generation of NH life, no matter their geographic or socio-economic background.


We encourage you to look at what we’ve been up to and what events we have in upcoming weeks.  We also want to remind you of our partnership with WMUR to promote higher education opportunities here in NH and ask you to spread the word.


Thank you for your support,


Mike Vlacich
President & CEO, NHCUC


On August 9, 2018, the 3rd Annual Halias Safety Symposium was hosted by the University of New Hampshire, the Community College System of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire College and University Council.  It was held on the campus of UNH.

The theme for this year’s symposium was A Community of Care: Promoting Mental Health Awareness in Higher Education, with a
 focus on mental health crisis awareness and response. College campuses have seen a drastic increase in the amount of services needed to respond to mental health emergencies over the past few years. Student behavioral concerns in and out of the classroom, suicide threats and the misuse of alcohol and drugs have become an increasing concern for colleges, law enforcement, health providers and community partners.

Attendees left with the tools that will help them support students who are experiencing mental health crises. 
WMUR kicks off, “Driving Success”, a year‑long public service campaign created to showcase the learning opportunities and exciting things happening in education right here in New Hampshire. This first group of public service announcements highlights members of the New Hampshire College and University Council.

In this PSA, recent graduates, professors and employment professionals pinpoint the advantages of a New Hampshire education. The ultimate goal of WMUR’s “Driving Success” campaign is to make students, parents, educators and the business community aware of the reimagined options in both secondary and higher education that are developing across the Granite State. 
NHCUC's statewide awareness campaign encourages Granite Staters to study and work in state.  The goal is to encourage young people to stay in New Hampshire, attend local colleges and universities, and help fill the many available jobs in our state.  Those already in the professional workforce are encouraged to explore the many programs designed to help with career advancement.   

Through a partnership with WMUR, the project utilizes television ads, social media and an online presence via commercials and stories.  All NHCUC members are represented in this campaign.

Visit the webpage: 

Campus Spotlight

Antioch University New England
AUNE names new provost and campus CEO

Colby-Sawyer College

CSC lands on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of best regional colleges in the North for 2nd straight year

Community College System of NH
CCSNH and UNH form new agreement for transferring science credit

Franklin Pierce University
Groundbreaking Research from the FPU Nursing Team

Granite State College

Washington Monthly has highlighted GSC  on its list of the Best Four-Year Colleges for Adult Learners for 3rd straight year

Hellenic American University
Visiting professor Gary Samson named Artist Laureate for NH

Keene State College
Scientist alum mentors female biology grads
MCPHS University
Occupational therapy students gain experience on and off campus  

New England College
NEC to host Annual Fall Festival following Excellence Awards Dinner 

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Hosting the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards' Art.Write.Now Tour

Plymouth State University
My Summer as a Meteorology Research Assistant

Rivier University
Rivier expands nursing program with federal grant award

Saint Anselm College

Breaks Top 100 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges

Southern New Hampshire University
Launches First Esports Program in New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire
Research aims to improve safety with vehicle-to-infrastructure technology 

What's Happening 
This Fall?

NH College & University Mini-fairs
September 18 - 28, 2018

We're hosting the annual NH college rural college tour featuring NHCUC member campuses at over 30 underserved high schools in 3 regions around the state.

Forum on the Future Breakfast
September 28, 2018

Kick off the fall with a special Forum on the Future focused on one of the more important efforts to boost our state’s economy that you probably haven’t heard of.  A special announcement by NH EPSCoR will have great impact on our state’s biotech infrastructure, workforce, and R&D capacity. 
Register here.  

NH Reception at the New England Council Dinner
October 11, 2018

Join us prior to the New England Council Dinner and help us celebrate the Granite Stater of the Year awarded at the reception.

NHCUC School Counselor Tour
October 14 - 18, 2018

High school and independent school counselors will join us from coast-to-coast for the week, touring 11 NHCUC member campuses.

Breakfast of Champions
December 5, 2018

NH Scholars will celebrate the business and education partnerships taking place around the state to ensure that NH high school students are college and career ready.  Registration information coming this fall.
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