Alumnus Arnold Garron to Serve as Paul College Interim Dean

Alumnus Arnold Garron to Serve as Paul College Interim Dean

Friday, October 04, 2013

Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that UNH alumnus Arnold Garron has agreed to serve as interim dean of the Paul College of Business and Economics while we conduct a national search for a permanent dean. Arnold has strong ties to the university as well as a distinguished career in the private sector and I’m confident these relationships will enhance and expand the work we’ve been doing to engage businesses around the state.

Arnold is the founder and executive director of APG Organizational Consulting, where he works with organizations on sales management, strategic relationship development, and sales strategy. Prior to founding his company Arnold served as an executive at John Hancock Financial for more than a decade, serving in a variety of positions including vice president, national sales manager for payout annuities and for income annuities. He previously worked for Liberty Mutual, Xerox’s Crum, and Forester Commercial Insurance, and was a defensive back and special teams player for the Washington Redskins and the New England Patriots.

A 1984 graduate in hotel and business administration, Arnold was an active member of the campus community while he was a student and continues his strong connection as an alumnus. He captained the UNH football team and starred on the indoor and outdoor track teams. Today he mentors university staff and students, and is a member of the UNH Foundation board of directors.

Arnold has a graduate degree in business administration and management from Harvard University Extension School. He also participated in a sales management program at Columbia University, and studied using system dynamics to solve business problems at MIT, and negotiations and decision making at Harvard Business School. He and his wife Stacey Elizabeth live in Bedford with their three children. I hope you will join me in welcoming Interim Dean Garron to the campus Nov. 1, in his new role.

Best wishes,

Provost Lisa MacFarlane