UNH Announces New Leader for Community, Equity and Diversity

Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Jaime Nolan will become associate vice president for community, equity and diversity at the University of New Hampshire, effective Aug. 18, 2014. This is a new position reporting directly to the president.

Nolan has most recently served as chief diversity officer and director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community at South Dakota State University. During her three-year tenure, she worked to integrate diversity and equity principles into the institution’s employment and workplace practices, as well as developed and implemented a campus wide diversity plan.

“Throughout her career Jaime has led efforts to integrate diversity and inclusion into every aspect of the campus community, and she has extensive experience developing and implementing diversity education and training,” said UNH President Mark Huddleston. “I am confident she is the person to elevate our efforts at UNH.”

Prior to her work in South Dakota, Nolan was director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where she developed a student advisory council on inclusive community as well as a peer mentoring program. She also worked in related positions at Colgate University and the University of Minnesota. Nolan earned her bachelor of arts and master of arts degree from Washington State University and will earn her EdD in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2015.

“I am honored to join the UNH community,” said Nolan. “I see a unique opportunity to bring together all of my experiences and contribute to the important work in which the university is already engaged. In order to prepare our students for life in a rapidly changing, culturally diverse and global society, we must operate out of the understanding that diversity is about excellence and plays a pivotal role in achieving the university’s educational mission. I look forward to working with the UNH community as we collaboratively build and expand on the work that has already been done to further the mission of inclusive excellence.”