WMCC names interim president

By JOHN KOZIOL
BERLIN — Not long after being named one of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty, Charles R. Lloyd has another entry to put on his impressive resume: interim president of White Mountains Community College.

Lloyd, who has a doctorate in higher education administration from Northeastern University, succeeds Matt Wood, who last month announced that he is stepping down at the end of the current school year as WMCC’s president, a position he has held since 2015, to become vice president of academic affairs at New England College.

Like Lloyd, Wood, starting in late 2013, was also previously WMCC’s interim president, and both men were colleagues at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, where Lloyd is currently the associate vice president of enrollment and student affairs.

“I am humbled and honored” to serve as WMCC interim president, said Lloyd, in a recent prepared statement from the Community College System of New Hampshire. “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.”

Lloyd was appointed interim president, for what is expected to be a year-long term before a permanent president is chosen sometime in 2018, by a unanimous vote of the CCSNH trustees and upon the recommendation of Chancellor Ross Gittell.

Lloyd has worked at NHTI since 2002 and has previously served there as director of student life, interim vice president of student affairs, and associate vice president of enrollment and student affairs.

In addition to his administrative duties at NHTI, Lloyd, who resides with his wife Amy in Bow, teaches business courses at both NHTI and Granite State College and has coached intercollegiate basketball.

“Chuck brings a tremendous record and broad range of experience, achievements and accolades to his role as an educator and leader,” said Gittell, who extolled both Lloyd’s experience in higher education as well as his voluntarism in the community.

Originally from Franklin, Lloyd earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Keene State College; a master’s in education from Plymouth State University; and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in educational leadership, also from PSU.

In January, the Union Leader recognized Lloyd as being among the state’s “brightest young achievers who have a record of professional and volunteer accomplishments in New Hampshire.”

Lloyd formerly 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.

Paul Holloway, the chairman of the CCSNH board of trustees, said Lloyd’s interests and background “align with the opportunity to lead White Mountains Community College at this important time in its evolution.”

In his 40 Under Forty interview, Lloyd said the “biggest problem” facing New Hampshire was “engaging and keeping a young workforce in the state to replace an aging population.”

Wood joined Gittell and Holloway in wishing Lloyd well.

“Chuck is a longtime 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.”