Dr. Charles “Chuck” Lloyd has been appointed Vice Chancellor for the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). Lloyd, a native of Franklin, NH, has been president of White Mountains Community College (WMCC), with campuses in Berlin and Littleton, NH, since 2017. Prior to his role at WMCC, Lloyd served in senior administrative and teaching roles at NHTI-Concord’s Community College. Lloyd was appointed Vice Chancellor by the CCSNH Board of Trustees on July 19, 2023, upon the recommendation of CCSNH Chancellor Mark Rubinstein.
The Vice Chancellor’s role includes providing leadership and coordination of academic and student support functions across the system’s seven colleges. A position that serves the entire community college system, the vice chancellor plays a major role in ensuring that the system fulfills its statutory commitment to operate as a well-coordinated system of public community college education.
“Over the past six years as President of White Mountains Community College, Chuck and his team have done great work for the students and the communities that WMCC serves,” said Rubinstein. “In the role of Vice Chancellor, he will be working with colleagues across our seven colleges to leverage the collective strength of the system, to expand opportunities for students and to help us to better serve the Granite State. We place a strong emphasis on collaboration as a system, not only for efficiency, but to amplify the impact of our programs throughout New Hampshire. The State makes a significant investment in our work, and we want to make sure that CCSNH is returning value for that investment through the contributions that our graduates make to the wellbeing of their families and their communities and to strength of New Hampshire’s economy. Chuck brings a depth of knowledge of the community college system, very strong relationships both internally and with partners across the state, and a passion for our mission of helping students achieve their highest aspirations, which makes him the ideal candidate for the Vice Chancellor’s role.”
Lloyd has served the community college system for nearly two decades. He will formally transition to his new role with CCSNH on October 1.
“I am a proud and grateful product of New Hampshire educational institutions, and it is both a personal and professional mission for me to help to build a strong future for other Granite Staters who seek postsecondary opportunities to advance their lives and strengthen their communities,” said Lloyd. “I could not be more honored and excited to serve as Vice Chancellor for CCSNH.”
One long-time state official who has worked closely with Lloyd is District 1 Executive Councilor Joe Kenney. “While Chuck will be missed in the North Country, his promotion within the Community College System is a great win for New Hampshire as he moves into a leadership role at the statewide level,” said Kenney. “Chuck has had a tremendous impact at White Mountains Community College, from developing new programs and student support initiatives, to building a strong team of faculty and staff, and working with employers and civic leaders in the region to build educational and career pathways. I am particularly proud of his successful efforts to expand WMCC in Littleton and I look forward to seeing him at a ribbon-cutting celebration there later this year. I know he will not be a stranger to the North Country, and I am pleased to see him take on an enhanced role within CCSNH.”
Lloyd graduated from Franklin High School and enrolled at Keene State College, where he earned an associate of science degree with a concentration in Chemical Dependency, and a Bachelor of Science with dual majors in Physical Education and Teacher Certification. He earned a Master of Education with a concentration in Higher Education, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies with a concentration in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State University. He went on to earn a Doctor of Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University, in Boston, MA.
Lloyd has taught leadership and business programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and has coached hundreds of students over many years in intercollegiate athletic programs. He has extensive community involvement, currently chairing the board of Granite United Way, and serving as a board member for the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation and Spaulding Academy and Family Services among numerous other posts. Under his leadership at WMCC, the college successfully launched a major expansion in Littleton, NH by securing state, federal and community support. WMCC was named a semi-finalist by the Aspen Institute and was recognized nationally as a “Great College to Work For” by ModernThink LLC. Lloyd is a Plymouth State University Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award recipient and was selected as one of New Hampshire’s “Forty under 40” by the New Hampshire Union Leader in 2016.
New Hampshire’s seven community colleges, located across the state to serve every NH community and region, enroll more than 20,000 students annually including 8,000 high school students who take courses for dual high school and college credit at a reduced cost. Thanks to state support, CCSNH is also able to broaden the number of courses that high schoolers can take at no cost, getting a head start on college requirements and saving from the eventual costs of a college degree. CCSNH also offers short-term, customized career training that prepares individuals for in-demand jobs and helps New Hampshire employees meet their hiring needs. CCSNH works to align its programming with the needs of the state, helping thousands of students enter careers or begin their education before transferring to a four-year college or university. CCSNH has long been the largest transfer partner of the state’s university system and has relationships with numerous other transfer destinations for students.