University System of New Hampshire


Address: 25 Concord Rd, Lee, NH 03861, United States

University System of New Hampshire was established in 1963. It is the responsible for overseeing the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, and Granite State College. This system is the largest provider of post-secondary education in New Hampshire. A single Board of Trustees (BOT) is responsible for ensuring that each institution has a unique and educational mission. It has twenty-seven members, to control the operations of the university system and oversees the system schools. It is made up of the Governor, eleven Governor-appointees, six members elected by alumni, two student-elected members, the Commissioner of Agriculture, the four presidents of the System’s colleges and universities, and the Chancellor.

University System of New Hampshire was established from the recommendation of the Interim Commission on Higher Education appointed in 1961 by Governor Wesley Powell. In establishing this system, the Keene and Plymouth Teachers’ Colleges were removed from the supervision of the State Board of Education. The number of trustees increased from 13 to 22 with the establishment of the University System.