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.


Todd Leach

University System of New Hampshire

Connecticut Delegates

Representative Gregg Haddad
Connecticut General Assembly

Robert E. Miller

Mark Ojakian

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

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

Mark Scheinberg

Goodwin College

Jennifer Widness

Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges

Maine Delegates

Representative Mattie Daughtry
Maine Legislature

Wanda L. Lincoln

Pender Makin
Acting Commissioner
Maine Department of Education

Senator Rebecca Millett
Maine Legislature

The Hon. Joan M. Nass

James Page
University of Maine System

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

James C.Q. Weggler

Massachusetts Delegates

Michael B. Alexander

Lasell College

Frederick W. Clark Jr.

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
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

David J. Wahr

New Hampshire Delegates

Ross Gittell
Community College System of New Hampshire

Todd Leach
University System of New Hampshire

Michele D. Perkins
New England College

The Hon. Andrew R. Peterson

Michael Seidel
Director, Division of Higher Education
New Hampshire Department of Education

Senator David Watters
New Hampshire General Court

Rhode Island Delegates

Representative Gregg Amore
Rhode Island General Assembly

Brenda Dann-Messier
Commissioner of Postsecondary Education
Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

Senator Louis P. DiPalma
Rhode Island General Assembly

Daniel P. Egan
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

Rhode Island College

Naomi R. Thompson
Associate Vice President for Community, Equity & Diversity
University of Rhode Island

Vermont Delegates

Senator Christopher Bray
Vermont General Assembly

Joyce M. Judy
Community College of Vermont

Kevin F. F. Quigley

Marlboro College

Karen Scolforo
Castleton University

Jeb Spaulding
Vermont State Colleges

Thomas Sullivan
University of Vermont

Michael Wool
Langrock, Sperry & Wool, LLP