Campuses Merge Community Outreach Programs
By Erika Mantz, Media Relations
March 12, 2008
The Durham and Manchester campuses recently announced the merger of their
respective Speakers Bureau programs to increase efficiency and expand UNH’s
reach across the state.
The UNH Speakers Bureau is a 15-year-old outreach program of the university
that connects volunteer faculty and staff experts with speaking engagements
for nonprofit organizations, schools, civic groups and professional associations.
“The merging of the two Speakers Bureaus will increase the ability of
the university to make available the expertise of its outstanding faculty to
New Hampshire communities,” said University Provost and Executive Vice
President for Academic Affairs Bruce Mallory. “The scholarship that our
faculty are engaged in, from the humanities to politics to the latest advances
in science and technology will be directly accessible to our citizens as a
result of this merger. I am grateful to the many faculty who participate in
our outreach and engagement efforts.”
Combined, the two bureaus provide speakers to about 125 organizations around
the state per year, reaching nearly 4,500 citizens. As an outreach program,
faculty and staff members generally provide their services at no charge to
“Joining our efforts will provide the speakers on both campuses more
diverse opportunities to engage with the citizens of New Hampshire and ultimately
allow the university to share the expertise of its faculty and staff with a
broader statewide audience,” said Kim Wall, coordinator of the Manchester
The merger provides nearly 200 speakers and more than 500 topics covering
a wide depth of research and academics of the two campuses. Administration
of the newly-merged program will be managed from the Durham campus.
For more information, contact program coordinator Nora Molloy at 2-4401, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the program Web site at www.unh.edu/speakersbureau.