Dr. Cari Moorhead, Class of 1999
Administrator, educator, activist, advocate, ally and athlete describe Cari Moorhead. Since her entrance to UNH as a UNH Ph.D. candidate in Education in the Class of ‘99, she has been in full support of inclusion and equity here.
Moorhead has served as Affiliate Associate Professor, GLBT Commission co-chair, and Director of Advising and Programming at WSBE. Through these positions and her current one as Associate Dean of the UNH Graduate School, she has offered graduate and undergraduate students a model of personal power helping many to reach their personal and professional goals.
Cari helped found Seacoast Outright, a community program that provides outreach support, advocacy and programming to LGBTQ youth. She has served on its Board of Directors and helped organize fundraisers, mentored youth, and maintained a UNH connection to this much-needed resource in our community.
As an avid runner, golfer, a season ticket holder to most women’s sports events and some men’s too, she is well-respected by our UNH athletic community. A dedicated role model and mentor for many of our student’s athletes, Cari has raised scholarship monies by serving on the UNH Alumni Association Golf Tournament Scholarship Committee. The tournament has become one of the fastest growing and popular UNH fundraisers. In this endeavor and beyond, Cari has served as a loyal partner to our UNH Alumni Association, often working to connect LGBTQ alum who thought they might never have the possibility of a future working relationship with UNH.
Dr. Moorhead is a recipient of the Kidder Award and the Pink Triangle Award as someone who has made outstanding contributions to efforts for equity and visibility for the GLBTQ community. Her advocacy covers a range from UNH domestic partner benefits to the passing of legislation for NH equal marriage. She has worked both out front and behind the scenes to express the need to practice respect, inclusion and equity for all.
Cari Moorhead is a mover and shaker in the LGBTQ community, but she effectively serves the full, under-represented UNH community because she role models how to be visible, listened to and valued.
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