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The Office of Outreach and Engagement (OE)  provides leadership, collaboration and support, to establish pathways to partnership for people, organizations and business seeking assistance, non-credit education or professional development.  OE emphasizes public engagement and collaboration to address the state’s most pressing issues, such as workforce development and readiness, K-12 education, environmental sustainability and healthcare.


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Leitzel Center

Working to transform education in elementary and secondary schools, and in non-formal settings through high quality research, carefully examined practice and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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UNH Extension

Strengthening  people and communities in New Hampshire by providing trusted knowledge, practical education and cooperative solutions.

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Educational Talent Search

Preparing limited income, first generation New Hampshire youth to complete postsecondary education.

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UNH Youth Programs

Providing learning and development opportunities for K–12 students on the Durham UNH campus and throughout the state.

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UNH Professional Development & Training

Serving individuals, businesses, schools and organizations in state and region by providing accessible professional development opportunities.

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Upward Bound

Since 1965, helping low income and first generation high school students in the Granite State to succeed in high school and college.

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Civic and Community Engagement

Leading UNH students into the world to serve.

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Kenneth J. La Valley, PhD
Vice Provost, University Outreach and Engagement
Director, UNH Cooperative Extension
UNH Professional Development & Training
Phone: (603) 862-4343
Email: ken.lavalley@unh.edu

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