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River Valley Community College President Resigning This Month

The president of RVCC is stepping down at the end of this month. River Valley Community College’s president, Dr. Alicia Harvey-Smith, after a three year run, had her resignation accepted Monday by Community College System of New Hampshire Chancellor Ross Gittell.

In the announcement by Gittell, he mentioned several accomplishments of Harvey-Smith during her time with the school, including moving the school’s fundraising efforts in a forward direction, expanding workforce training partnerships with businesses, and enhancing the overall image and visibility of the school in the community and state.

Under her guidance, improvements were made to the Claremont and Keene locations and she oversaw the acquisition of the new Lebanon campus, which is holding its grand opening Thursday.

Additionally, the nursing program was reaccredited this summer thus revitalizing the program. Harvey-Smith will be moving on to Lone Star College in Houston, Texas where she will be the Executive Vice Chancellor.

Harvey-Smith says, “I believe I will leave River Valley well-positioned to continue to offer life-changing opportunities to students in western NH, to support economic growth in the region, and to forward the community college mission statewide.”

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