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

Peter T Paul College courtyard


The 2012 UNH Master Plan plays an important role in the implementation of the university's strategic planning process. Major accomplishments guided by the plan include the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, above, which celebrated its grand opening in April 2013. The full version of the 2012 Master Plan can be viewed here.

Among the projects in the plan is a new athletic complex. In January 2014, UNH announced it is moving ahead with fundraising and planning for the new complex, which will benefit UNH, Durham and the Seacoast region, and the state. Athletic facilities and venues, including a new stadium, were identified as priorities in the master plan in order to improve recruitment, student satisfaction and visibility in the increasingly competitive higher education marketplace.

Academic buildings remain the university’s highest priority. Many science and technology buildings have been renovated over the last decade and Hamilton Smith Hall is next on that list. Currently, McConnell Hall is under renovation to upgrade classrooms and house the university’s sociology and psychology departments. Other academic buildings recently renovated include Parsons, James and DeMeritt halls, all academic buildings.