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NH Businesses & Colleges Need Each Other

(An Update)

“It’s a Question of Supply and Demand”

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New Hampshire Institute of Politics

Saint Anselm College

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet Will Be Served 



Steven R. DiSalvo, President, Saint Anselm College


Steve Norton, Executive Director, New Hampshire Center for Public Policy

Special Guest:

Kelly Ayotte, United States Senator


Joe Morone, President/CEO, Albany International

Bill Quinlan, President/COO, Public Service of NH
Barbara Couch, Vice President, Hypertherm
Dr. Todd Leach, Chancellor, University System of NH
Dr. Susan Huard, President, Manchester Community College

Closing Remarks:
Dean Kamen, Founder DEKA Research & Development


Currently the business demand in NH and nationwide for workers with college degrees exceeds the supply, especially in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math).  Seventy percent of NH’s fastest growing are going to require a post-secondary degree.  What is it that businesses need from NH colleges and what are NH colleges delivering to meet those needs?  Some of NH’s premier business and education leaders will speak candidly about this “supply and demand” issue and the progress that NH is attempting to make to close the skills gap.  And, Senator Kelly Ayotte will give us her perspective on the federal government’s role in education going forward.


  • Registration for this breakfast meeting is $25.00
  • Click here to register online.
  • If paying by check, please remit to: NHCUC at 3 Barrell Court, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
  • Click here for directions to the Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.
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