News Brief October 2013

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October 2013

New Hampshire parents and students welcomed especially great—and much-appreciated—news as they came to our campuses this fall: a two-year freeze on in-state tuition. It was our first tuition freeze in 25 years, a step made possible after the Legislature approved a budget that restores most of the public support for higher education that was cut in 2011.

So it was particularly gratifying to see our students turn out to thank Gov. Maggie Hassan and the Executive Council at UNH in Durham recently. Our hard-working students know what a UNH education can do for their careers and success in life. And our efforts to keep UNH affordable and accessible mean a great deal to them and their families. Our lawmakers' support also reflects a renewed appreciation for the vital contributions that UNH makes to the state's economy and communities.

In fact, as we made the case for restored state support, we inspired a powerful passion for UNH's mission among our alumni and friends as well. The result was record-setting private fundraising in FY13, followed by a recent gift of $20 million.

UNH's recent successes reflect our hard work, careful planning and strategic thinking in carrying out our mission as New Hampshire's flagship public research university. And our experience shows that the more people learn about what we accomplish and contribute to the state, the nation and the world, the more excited they are to support UNH.

Best regards,
Mark W. Huddleston, President
University of New Hampshire


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