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Sullivan Named President of the UNH Foundation

By Mary Peterson, UNH Foundation
February 13, 2008

The University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc. and its board of directors have announced the appointment of Peggy Sullivan as foundation president.

"Peggy brings an outstanding background of work developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with corporations and foundations for the University of New Hampshire," said Roger Thomas, chairman of the Board of Directors for the UNH Foundation. "I have great confidence that she will guide the UNH Foundation to outstanding success on behalf of the university."

Sullivan joined the Foundation in February 2005 as director of corporate and foundation relations, and has been responsible for developing and maintaining strategic partnerships, advocating for corporate engagements, exploring ways to identify and enhance key relationships, and developing revenue opportunities for the university.

"I am absolutely delighted that Peggy Sullivan has accepted the invitation to lead the UNH Foundation," said President Mark Huddleston. "Peggy's boundless energy, creativity, and can-do spirit, wedded to her deft 'people skills,' are exactly what the foundation needs. I look forward to working with her in creating a dynamic new culture of philanthropy at the University of New Hampshire."

Prior to joining the UNH Foundation, Sullivan was a manager of government and community relations for Comcast Cable. There, she was responsible for government and community relations in the City of Boston, Massachusetts, where she worked closely with the Office of Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston City Council on regulatory and government and community relations matters.

Sullivan said, "I am truly honored to serve as the president of the UNH Foundation and am excited to work with President Huddleston, the foundation board, and colleagues within the foundation and across campus to bring private philanthropy to new levels of success. UNH deserves no less."

Previously, she served for five years in the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger as the director of the Attorney General's Consumer Information and Mediation Service. Sullivan has a bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a post-graduate certificate in paralegal studies from Bentley College.

The UNH Foundation, Inc. is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing private support for the University of New Hampshire. Through the thoughtful generosity of alumni and friends, the university has enhanced learning opportunities for students, expanded its finest academic programs, provided new resources for research, and strengthened the university's service to the community, the region, and the world.

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