In November, Joyce Craig ’89 was elected Manchester, N.H.’s 48th mayor — becoming the first woman to hold the city’s highest office in its 171-year history and the first Democrat to be elected Queen City mayor in 14 years. A former Manchester alderman with a long record of public service, Craig unseated four-term mayoral incumbent Ted Gatsas ’73, to whom she narrowly lost the election in 2015. Craig, who is a Manchester native, graduated from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics (now the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics) with a degree in business administration, as did her husband, Michael Craig ’89. The mayor-elect is also a current UNH parent; her daughter Sarah is a member of the Class of 2021.
Originally published in UNH Magazine Winter 2018 Issue