The University's New Strategic Plan: Breaking Silos, Transforming Lives, Reimagining UNH

UNH President Mark W. Huddleston introduced the university's strategic plan in February 2010, which has since inspired remarkable achievements across the university's three campuses. The process—and progress—is ongoing. In his State of the University address in February 2014, the president called for a renewal of the plan to help UNH prepare for the growing challenges facing higher education. Look here for updates as we implement our vision for UNH in 2020.

Recent accomplishments:

  • The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics opened in April 2013.
  • UNH became fully integrated with the UNH School of Law, formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, in January 2014.
  • In April 2013, the UNH School of Law opened the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy.
  • The UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering was created in September 2013, bringing together UNH's existing world class programs and resources to create one of the nation's top 10 schools for marine science and ocean engineering.
  • At the Manchester campus, UNH launced the Emerging Technology Center in April 2013, where students collaborate with business partners and faculty on real world projects. In October 2013, a new hands-on learning community, the STEM Discovery Lab, was opened to engage K-12 students and their teachers in a research-based curriculum.
  • Diverse research commercialization resources across the university were joined in October 2013 to create UNH Innovation. This initiative supports businesses and entrepreneurs by offering UNH experts, facilities and resources to help bring their ideas to market.
  • UNH continues to expand its global reach. Partnerships with the University of Ghana, and Chengdu University in China, our Confucius Institute partner, enrich the UNH community through study abroad programs, language programs, faculty exchanges, visiting scholars, and arts and cultural programs. From 2009 to 2012, international enrollments at UNH increased nearly 250 percent

The plan has three sections, (1) requisites for change, (2) programmatic initiatives, and (3) brick and mortar investments. The first section is the heart of the strategic plan that involves changes in our culture that establish the foundation for our ultimate success. The second section outlines specific initiatives, which give structure to the plan. The third section is a commitment to improve our University by investing in the capital improvements that are essential to do our good, innovative, and enterprising work.

Watch the February 2010 Presentation


Read President Huddleston’s remarks from the presentation.  

Read the strategic plan.