Each New England state is represented on the New England Board of Higher Education by eight delegates – leaders of education, business, and government who are appointed by their states’ governors and legislative leadership. They are supported by a staff of dedicated professionals who work closely with public and private partners throughout the six-state region.

Chair

Representative Joseph M. McNamara
Rhode Island General Assembly

Vice-Chair

Representative Patricia Haddad
Massachusetts General Court


Connecticut Delegates

Senator Mae Flexer
Connecticut General Assembly

Representative Gregg Haddad
Connecticut General Assembly

Mark Ojakian
President
Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Angel B. Pérez
Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success
Trinity College

Mark Scheinberg
President
Goodwin College

John Volin
Vice Provost of Academic Affairs
University of Connecticut

Jennifer Widness
President
Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges


Maine Delegates

Representative Mattie Daughtry
Maine Legislature

Pender Makin
Commissioner
Maine Department of Education

Senator Rebecca Millett
Maine Legislature

Dannel P. Malloy
Chancellor
University of Maine System

The Hon. Joan M. Nass

Karen T. Pardue
Associate Dean, Westbrook College of Health Professions
University of New England

James C.Q. Weggler


Massachusetts Delegates

Michael B. Alexander
President
Lasell College

Frederick W. Clark Jr.
President
Bridgewater State University

Representative Patricia Haddad
Massachusetts General Court

M. Howard Jacobson

The Hon. Joan M. Menard

Senator Marc Pacheco
Massachusetts General Court

Carlos Santiago
Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

David J. Wahr


New Hampshire Delegates

Ross Gittell
Chancellor
Community College System of New Hampshire

Todd Leach
Chancellor
University System of New Hampshire

Michele D. Perkins
President
New England College

The Hon. Andrew R. Peterson

Senator David Watters
New Hampshire General Court


Rhode Island Delegates

Representative Gregg Amore
Rhode Island General Assembly

Kathy M. Collins
Vice President for Student Affairs
University of Rhode Island

Senator Louis P. DiPalma
Rhode Island General Assembly

Daniel P. Egan
President
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island

Senator Hannah M. Gallo
Rhode Island General Assembly

Representative Joseph M. McNamara
Rhode Island General Assembly

Frank D. Sánchez
President
Rhode Island College


Vermont Delegates

Suresh Garimella
President
University of Vermont

Representative Kathleen James
Vermont General Assembly

Joyce M. Judy
President
Community College of Vermont

Kevin F. F. Quigley
President
Marlboro College

Karen Scolforo
President
Castleton University

Jeb Spaulding
Chancellor
Vermont State Colleges

Michael Wool
Langrock, Sperry & Wool, LLP