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GSC Names Prominent Business Leaders to President's Advisory Council


For Immediate Release
April 5, 2012
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Kate Benway Yerkes
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Granite State College Names Prominent Business Leaders to President’s Advisory Council
Concord, NH – Ten prominent leaders of New Hampshire business and industry have been named to Granite State College’s President’s Advisory Council (PAC).
Dr. Todd J. Leach, President of Granite State College, will work closely with the PAC to gather feedback about programs and degree offerings, gauge the status of New Hampshire’s workforce and monitor the needs of the state’s businesses.
“Granite State College is an institution that is responsive to the needs of the state’s workforce, industry and businesses,” said Dr. Leach. “If New Hampshire businesses need specific degree programs for the advancement of their employees, and if the workforce at large needs skill sets or professional training, we want to be responsive and, to the best of our ability, offer degree programs that meet those needs. Now more than ever, it’s important to meet the job creation and stabilization needs of our statewide community and creating the Advisory Council is chief among our efforts to be an institution that is in the know, responsive and flexible.”
Members of the GSC President’s Advisory Council include:
Jason Alexander, Founder & CEO, Alexander Technology Group
George Bald, Commissioner, NH State Department of Resources and Economic Development
Kenneth R. Clark, Major General (Ret.), NH National Guard
Jac Cuddy, Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council
Tiffany Eddy, News Anchor, WMUR
Ty Gagne, CEO, Primex
Fred Kocher, Entrepreneur & TV Host, WMUR
Christopher Pope, Director, NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Tom Raffio, President & CEO, Northeast Delta Dental
Russ Thibeault, Owner, Applied Economic Research
About Granite State College
Granite State College is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, along with record enrollments college-wide. As part of the University System of New Hampshire, GSC empowers students to fulfill their dreams via innovative higher education degrees and programs. GSC serves over 3,500 students statewide and beyond annually, and has served over 54,000 New Hampshire students since 1972. GSC proudly delivers practical and relevant education in the classroom and online, offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate programs for teacher education and a variety of transfer opportunities. GSC is committed to empowering and educating students, by delivering unparalleled, high-quality education in an affordable, flexible and innovative setting. Granite State College provides access at 10 locations across the state, including Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Portsmouth, Rochester, Claremont, Lebanon, Conway, Littleton and Berlin.