White Mountains Community College president to step down
BERLIN – Katharine Eneguess, who has been president of White Mountains Community College for a decade, will step down at the end of June to take a position elsewhere within the Community College System of New Hampshire.
CCSNH Chancellor Ross Gittell made the announcement Monday, saying he and Eneguess have been in discussions for the past year about “having her serve in a new capacity that takes advantage of her experiences at WMCC and her relationships statewide and nationally.”
Gittell said WMCC will receive an interim president in July and that Eneguess’ new responsibilities will be shared at a later date. In an email Tuesday to the Union Leader, Eneguess said she’d be happy to speak then.
“Over the past few months in my visits to WMCC, there have been very good discussions about the future of WMCC,” said Gittell. “There are opportunities to grow enrollment, advance economic opportunities and serve the needs of the region. I have been encouraged by my meetings with faculty and staff and by the quality and commitment of the leadership team President Eneguess has assembled.”
In her time at WMCC, he added, “President Eneguess has contributed significantly to WMCC, the North Country and to the Community College System of New Hampshire. Her contributions are well recognized and appreciated locally, across the state and nationally.”
Gittell stressed that he and the CCSNH board are committed to supporting “a strong future” for WMCC.
Earlier this year, Eneguess was one of 26 people appointed by Gov. Maggie Hassan to the state Economic Development Advisory Council. In 2013, Eneguess was named one of six Outstanding Women in Business by NH Business Magazine and Centrix Bank.
According to a press release about the award on the WMCC website, Eneguess is a native of Peterborough who spent summers with her family on Lake Umbagog. She operated a canoe and kayak school while attending Plymouth State College, where she earned an undergraduate degree in physical education. After she earned her master's degree at Johnson State College, Eneguess ran a private high school for ski racers. Prior to taking the helm at WMCC, Eneguess worked for 18 years as vice president of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.
Under Eneguess' leadership, WMCC has started or supported programs to provide students with opportunities in the automotive and mobile-equipment industries; in the hospitality and tourism field; and, with partners, launched Business Services North, which provides information and technical assistance to people looking to open a business.
On her watch, WMCC was one of 11 colleges nationwide selected to participate in a virtual incubator network, and Eneguess was also the driving force behind a program that works with early-learning educators in the North Country to ensure that the region’s children start life well.
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