UNH Welcomes New VP of Finance
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
Jan. 11, 2006
DURHAM, N.H. -- University of New Hampshire President Ann Weaver
Hart today announced the appointment of Richard Cannon as Vice President
for Finance and Administration. Cannon comes to UNH from Cambridge
Hill Partners, where his practice focused on organizational development
consulting for clients such as Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
College, Harvard, and Cornell. His appointment was approved by the
USNH Board of Trustees' Executive Committee. He starts Jan. 11.
Cannon replaces Candace Corvey, who retired Dec. 31, 2005.
"I am delighted that Dick will be joining the executive team
at UNH,” UNH President Ann Weaver Hart said. “Richard
Cannon is superbly prepared to lead finance and administration so
that we will be fully positioned to face new challenges and advance
our vision for the University’s future.
Cannon’s consulting experience includes core values/organizational
change studies, diversity training, executive assessments of deans
and vice presidents, executive coaching, and governance assessments
in academic medical centers. Prior to joining Cambridge Hill, he
spent 11 years at Harvard University’s School of Public Health
as a dean and a member of the Department of Health Policy and Management
teaching faculty. From 1988 to 1999 he served as dean for administration,
where he was responsible for the school’s finances, human
resource systems, information technology, facilities, and support
services. During his tenure as dean, he worked with academic department
chairs and senior faculty to coordinate and oversee that plans for
academic program development, fiscal capabilities, and physical
facilities were in synchrony.
Before his work at Harvard, Cannon held executive positions in the
health care field in Boston and New York. He received his Bachelor
of Science and Master of Business Administration from Boston College.
“I was very impressed during the interview process with the
degree of collegiality at UNH and the commitment to quality in all
aspects of university life,” Cannon said. “I look forward
to joining President Hart’s team and supporting the faculty
and students in the university’s important mission of learning,
discovery and service.”