The New Hampshire College & University Council (NHCUC) board of directors appointed Debby Scire as the organization’s president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Scire has served as NHCUC’s interim president since April.
Scire will helm NHCUC’s efforts to address vital issues affecting education in NH, from expanding college access and success to preparing graduates to meet the state’s evolving workforce and community needs. Scire will also continue in her long-term role as executive director of Campus Compact for NH as the two organizations have complementary missions.
Scire has served as a higher education leader in NH for more than two decades, working in both professional and volunteer capacities. In addition to her positions at NHCUC and Campus Compact, she serves on the board of the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation and is a former treasurer and board member of VolunteerNH.
NHCUC also appointed Michele Perkins, president of New England College, as the new chair of its board, which is comprised of the presidents of NHCUC’s member institutions. “We have both challenges and opportunities facing New Hampshire’s colleges and universities, and NHCUC plays a vital role in maximizing opportunities for all. We are confident in the strategic direction of the Council, and we look forward to seeing all that Debby accomplishes.”
The NHCUC is a statewide consortium of 21 colleges and universities and works to advance higher education in NH and to increase education opportunities for its members’ 220,000 students.