In August, UNH and the university system announced that BILL POIRIER had been named chief information officer. Previously the acting commissioner and state chief information officer of Minnesota’s IT Services Agency, Poirier assumed his office on Aug. 26.
PELEMA MORRICE, who served most recently as president of Great Bay Community College, joined UNH as vice provost for enrollment management on Sept. 5. A new role aimed at more closely aligning enrollment management and academic affairs, the vice provost position over- sees all aspects of student enrollment, including admissions, registrar and financial aid.
English professor and administrator LISA MACFARLANE has been named interim director of the UNH Honors Program. MacFarlane has served as director of the American Studies program and as provost and vice president for academic affairs and was director of the Honors Program previously, from 2004-2008.
Senior vice provost for engagement and faculty development JULIE WILLIAMS passed away Sept. 25. In her nearly two decades at UNH, she led the development of a number of faculty success programs, including The Writing Academy, Pathway to Professorship, new faculty orientation, the Research and Engagement Academy and the Postdoctoral Innovation Diversity Scholars Program.