It has now become reality in my mind; Karol LaCroix is really retiring this June! Karol is the current President of Granite State College. She has truly made this school what it is today, a thriving academic environment available to all within our State and beyond. Granite State College is one of the best Colleges of New Hampshire. We are the leader in online course offerings and almost 50% of our alumni continue on to graduate school. GSC offers flexible class scheduling, many degree majors which include self-design degrees and utilizes an abundance of career educators as well as business leaders to teach our students. Karol has been instrumental in bringing Granite State College to the new millennium. Karol has been a strong leader, a mentor to many and a friend to all. She will be greatly missed.
Last week the new President of Granite State College was announced, Dr. Todd Leach from the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a question and answer forum with Dr. Leach and the other two finalists for the Presidency. I was very pleased with the information and answers he gave at his “drilling”! You can find a link to his resume on the GSC homepage if you are interested. Below is a word cloud I created from my impression of our new President.
If it is not obvious, I am reluctantly excited. My reluctance is only in losing Karol, I could not be more pleased with the candidate that was chosen. Change is usually a good thing. I welcome Dr. Leach to our learning community and look forward to the opportunity to watch him thrive.