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 Gregg Haddad
Connecticut General Assembly


Connecticut Delegates

Senator Mae Flexer
Connecticut General Assembly

Representative Gregg Haddad
Connecticut General Assembly

Duncan Harris
Chief Executive Officer
Capital Community College

Gladis Kersaint
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
University of Connecticut

Elsa M. Núñez
President
Eastern Connecticut State University

Mark Scheinberg
President
Goodwin University

Jennifer Widness
President
The Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges


Maine Delegates

David Daigler
President
Maine Community College System

Senator Mattie Daughtry
Maine Legislature

Chelsey Fortin-Trimble
Associate Commissioner of Policy & Programs
Maine Department of Education

Idella Glenn
Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Community Impact
University of Southern Maine

Rachel Hendrickson

Pender Makin
Commissioner
Maine Department of Education

Dannel P. Malloy
Chancellor
University of Maine System

Colin Pears
Associate Provost for Student Success
University of New England

Representative Holly T. Sargent
Maine Legislature


Massachusetts Delegates

Frederick W. Clark Jr.
President
Bridgewater State University

Representative Patricia Haddad
Massachusetts General Court

M. Howard Jacobson
New England Board of Higher Education

The Hon. Joan M. Menard

Noe Ortega
Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Senator Marc Pacheco
Massachusetts General Court

David J. Wahr
New England Board of Higher Education


New Hampshire Delegates

Stephen Appleby
Director, Division of Educator Support and Higher Education
New Hampshire Department of Education

Representative Oliver Ford
New Hampshire General Court

Michele D. Perkins
Former Chancellor
New England College

The Hon. Andrew R. Peterson
Vice President
The Petersons, Inc.

Catherine A. Provencher
Chief Administrative Officer and Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs and Treasurer
University System of New Hampshire

Mark Rubinstein
Chancellor
Community College System of New Hampshire

Senator David Watters
New Hampshire General Court


Rhode Island Delegates

Kathy M. Collins
Higher Education Consulting Director
Huron Consulting Group

Senator Louis P. DiPalma
Rhode Island General Assembly

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

Senator Hanna M. Gallo
Rhode Island General Assembly

Shannon W. Gilkey
Commissioner
Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

Representative Carol Hagan McEntee
Rhode Island General Assembly

Representative June Speakman
Rhode Island General Assembly


Vermont Delegates

Heather Bouchey
Interim Secretary
Vermont Agency of Education

Senator Thomas I. Chittenden
Vermont General Assembly

Representative Peter Conlon
Vermont General Assembly

Suresh Garimella
President
University of Vermont

Sophia Howlett
President
School for International Training

Joyce M. Judy
President
Community College of Vermont

Michael Wool
Langrock, Sperry & Wool, LLP