Concord, NH - Dr. Charles R Lloyd (Ed.D.) was appointed by the trustees of the Community College System of NH (CCSNH) to be interim president of White Mountains Community College, by unanimous approval upon recommendation of CCSNH Chancellor Ross Gittell.
“We are very excited to introduce Chuck Lloyd to the WMCC community, and look forward to the contributions he’ll make and the leadership he will bring to the college,” said Chancellor Gittell. “Chuck brings a tremendous record and broad range of experience, achievements and accolades to his role as an educator and leader.”
Lloyd, a NH native, has extensive credentials and experience in higher education and has been very active in community and civic organizations.
Originally from Franklin New Hampshire, Lloyd graduated from Keene State College with a Bachelor of Science, earned his Master’s Degree in Education and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Plymouth State University, followed by a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University.
Lloyd is currently the Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs at NHTI, Concord’s Community College, another member of the Community College System of NH and the largest college in the system, a position he has held for four years. Lloyd has worked at NHTI since 2002 and has risen steadily with roles as Director of Student Life, interim Vice President of Student Affairs, and Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs. He teaches business courses at both NHTI and Granite State College, and has coached intercollegiate basketball.
Lloyd was recently selected as one of New Hampshire’s “Forty under 40” by the Union Leader. He participated in the University of NH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics Next Level Leadership program as well as the Leadership Greater Concord program. He has served on the board of directors for Volunteer NH and Campus Compact for NH, and was a “rising stars” award judge for Stay, Work, Play NH.
In addition to administration and teaching, he maintains a strong passion for leadership and service. In the past several years, he has offered dozens of workshops and presentations both internationally and in the United States on a variety of leadership and management-focused topics. He is also a certified evaluator for college accreditation visits through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, the entity that accredits colleges and universities throughout New England.
“Chuck will bring great expertise, passion and drive to his work for WMCC,” said Paul Holloway, chairman of the CCSNH board of trustees. “I’m very pleased that his interests and background align with the opportunity to lead White Mountains Community College at this important time in its evolution.”
Of his appointment, Lloyd said, “I am humbled and honored to serve as Interim President at White Mountains Community College. As a New Hampshire native, I have a strong connection and great deal of appreciation for education in our state. White Mountains Community College plays an important role in the region for students and the greater community. I am truly excited about this opportunity and am exceptionally optimistic about the future of higher education in the North Country. I sincerely look forward to working with the dedicated faculty and staff to meet the needs of our students and continue the positive momentum of the college.”
Lloyd succeeds Matt Wood, who announced his resignation in April. Wood and Lloyd were colleagues at NHTI prior to Wood’s selection as president of WMCC in 2013. “Chuck is a long-time colleague and a good friend,” Wood said. “I have come to know him as a student centered educator who loves the community college mission and shows it each day at work. He is genuine, honest and has the energy to do the job. I have the utmost confidence in him, and know that he will further the successes that we have achieved over the last three years.”
Lloyd’s interim appointment is anticipated to be one year, with a full presidential search to launch in early 2018.
White Mountains Community College (WMCC) has a main campus in Berlin, New Hampshire and academic centers in Littleton and North Conway and is one of seven colleges in the Community College System of New Hampshire. WMCC offers Associate Degree and Certificate programs, plus training options, preparing students for 21st century job opportunities as well as transfer pathways to four-year colleges and universities. WMCC is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Courses are the most affordable in New Hampshire and WMCC’s Littleton Academic Center makes the college accessible to all students in the North Country Region. Courses are available day, evening and online. WMCC courses transfer to four-year colleges and universities in New Hampshire and across the country. The seven community colleges in the system are committed to working with businesses throughout the state to train and retain employees to develop a robust workforce across all sectors and embraces the "65 by 25 Initiative," which calls for 65% of NH citizens to have some form of postsecondary education by 2025 to meet future workforce demands.