The middle stop on Day 2 of the NECHE road trip was in Nashua, New Hampshire, home of Rivier University, a four year Catholic institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Rivier was founded in 1933 and named after the Blessed Anne-Marie Rivier, Foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary. Her mission, which very much lives on…Continue readingPit Stop #5: Rivier University
Founded in 1945 as a school to train and educate returning veterans, Manchester Community College today enrolls more than 3,500 students, making it the second largest of the seven New Hampshire Community Colleges. An additional 2,000 students enroll in MCC’s Running Start program enabling high school students to take college courses for dual high school…Continue readingPit Stop #4: Manchester Community College
Less than ten miles down the road from SNHU on our NECHE Road Trip, we pulled into beautiful Saint Anselm College. St. A’s, as it is fondly known to locals, is a Benedictine liberal arts college of about 2,000 students. Founded in 1889, it is the third oldest Catholic college in New England and sits on…Continue readingPit Stop #3: Saint Anselm College
OK, so who among you hasn’t seen at least one TV advertisement for Southern New Hampshire University? That would be no one. But I also expect that almost no one knows the nearly 100-year history of this mega-university, including me (until yesterday). Upon its founding in 1932, SNHU (affectionately pronounced “snoo”) was named The New Hampshire Accounting…Continue readingPit Stop #2: Southern New Hampshire University
As you may have deduced by my use of the plural pronoun “we,” I am one of two. And my #2 is my co-pilot (backseat driver) and wife Betty Londergan. I decided she was an essential part of this road trip not just because being away from her and home for two weeks would be lonely; Betty is also a big talent and I knew this project could use her…Continue readingWho’s behind the wheel?
Before we kicked off NECHE on the Road, I had planned to visit a nearby institutional neighbor, The Boston Architectural College (BAC). Its President, Mahesh Daas, and I share some history, as we were both doctoral students at the University of Pennsylvania, though at different times–a decade apart, in fact. As you will easily be…Continue readingPit Stop#1 : Boston Architectural College
As the new president of this venerable organization, I decided the best way I could fully understand the challenges and unique strengths of the schools we serve was to go out and see the institutions for myself, talk to their leaders, and even visit with some of their students. It’s a chance for me to learn about…Continue readingAbout NECHE on the Road