On a bus tour across New Hampshire early this month, UNH leaders covered more than 300 miles over two days to meet with Granite Staters, hear how UNH’s partnerships are working in their communities and brainstorm new ways to address unique, regional challenges.
By the time their bus pulled into Durham, the UNH team had visited eight communities and six counties, from the Seacoast and Lakes Region to the North Country and central New Hampshire. Stops included an oyster farm, two downtown development projects, a rural regional hospital, a high school technology education center, an apple orchard and a high-tech start-up that is building space satellite systems.
“It was inspiring to meet so many Granite Staters and to learn about the work they’re doing and the success that they’re achieving with the help of our UNH partnerships,” said President Jim Dean, who was joined by Provost Wayne Jones, Senior Vice Provost Marian McCord, Vice Provost of Outreach and Engagement and UNH Extension Director Ken La Valley. “We came away with some great ideas, and I look forward to continuing these conversations and working together to create new opportunities across New Hampshire.”