Granite State College president recommended for interim University System of NH chancellor post
The full board will take up the recommendation at its February meeting. Leach, now president of one of the four colleges of the USNH, would fill the two roles pending selection of a permanent chancellor.
"I believe very much in the mission of public higher education and am honored, pending approval of the Board of Trustees, to serve the system as interim chancellor," Leach said. "I look forward to working with the board and the USNH leadership team in continuing to improve efficiencies and further higher educational opportunities for New Hampshire residents."
Leach has not submitted his name as a candidate for the permanent chancellor position. The search process is under way and is expected to be completed this summer. Leach has agreed to serve as interim chancellor until Aug. 31, or the completion of the search.
Leach, who previously served as the senior associate dean and chief academic officer at Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies, developed the first master's degree programs and created the Office of Graduate Studies at Granite State College.
He said: "I was drawn to Granite State College because of the mission of educating people already in the workforce. As a leader in online education, Granite State College has grown 20 percent over the past two years. Ninety percent of our students are working adults and we hope to continue to increase educational opportunities for Granite Staters."
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Another View -- Bill Duncan: What did the NH Supreme Court really say about private school funding? - 6
- Charles Arlinghaus: NH's job problem needs more than one fix - 5
- Pat Buchanan: In Scotland, it's economic man vs. tribal man - 0
- Another View -- Sharon Day: The Democrats' claim to be the party for women is just not believable - 80
- Deroy Murdock: Stuff the Obama lunch tax - 2
- David Harsanyi: The senators who really threaten America - 1
- Your Turn, NH -- Ted Menswar Jr.: How Manchester pulled together to honor one of its greats - 1
- Jonah Goldberg: Is the Islamic State really un-Islamic? - 5
- George Will: Scotland's epic vote - 1
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Kuster, Shea-Porter split on vote to arm Syrian rebels - 0
- Man arrested in White Park stabbing in Concord - 0
- Motorcyclist in serious condition at Maine hospital following crash on Route 125 in Rochester - 0
- Rochester 10-year-old, grandmother escape fire in home with no smoke detectors - 0
- Two arrested, car and cash seized in SWAT raid, drug bust at South Mammoth Road home in Manchester - 0
- Dean Kamen is a genius inventor, and he's pretty good at oratory, too - 3
- Tom Herzig's Trackside: Modified tour is shortened - 0
- Patriots Notebook: Pats wary of veteran playmaker Woodson - 0
- College Football: Expect offense when Richmond, UNH meet - 0
Keene man charged with assault on 2-year-old
Another View -- Bill Duncan: What did the NH Supreme Court really say about private school funding?
Every vote counts: Here is the proof
Casino gambles: Hopes dashed all over
Havenstein says Christie backing a 'boost'