Robert Baines Joins SNHU as Executive-in-Residence

SNHU Communications Office

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Contact: Gregg Mazzola                                                                     
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Southern New Hampshire University                                                       

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Robert Baines Joins SNHU as Executive-in-Residence
Former Mayor to Serve in Multiple Outreach Capacities

Manchester, N.H. (Jan. 30, 2006) – Southern New Hampshire University has hired Robert Baines, former mayor of Manchester, as its Executive-in-Residence effective today. Baines will assist the university in a number of capacities, including corporate outreach, enrollment, developing partnerships in the private and public sectors and teaching.

“Bob brings skills and knowledge that are both broad and deep, and we are extremely lucky to have him,” says SNHU President Paul LeBlanc. “Bob’s leadership and steady hand were integral in revitalizing downtown Manchester and ensuring its economic growth and financial health.”

Building partnerships with the state’s business communities and SNHU is one of Baines’ primary charges. In addition he will assist university personnel with developing the university’s growing School of Education and offer his expertise on civic affairs, economic development and organizational and political leadership as an instructor.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the mission of SNHU as Executive-in-Residence,” said Baines. “I hope to use my experiences in public education and political leadership to expand opportunities for SNHU in our schools and the business community.”

Before serving as mayor from 2000-2006, Baines was principal at Manchester’s West High School. from 1980 to 1999. He was also the interim executive director of Community of Caring, part of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation in Washington, D.C., in 1998.

Please contact Gregg Mazzola at 603-629-4649 or g.mazzola@snhu.edu for additional information.

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