HOOKSETT — In a move that’s sure to turn heads in the world of higher education, Southern New Hampshire University has announced that it hired longtime MIT vice president Kirk Kolenbrander to be the executive vice president for the College of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics (CETA).

The 29-year veteran of MIT, the 158-year-old institution best known for its research of engineering and physics, Kolenbrander takes the helm of a CETA that is still in its infancy, created less than a year and a half ago following the closure of Daniel Webster College and SNHU’s decision to take over the defunct school’s aeronautics and engineering curriculum.

Friday, January 22, 2021