Provost Wayne Lesperance Appointed Interim President. After 15 years serving as President and a total of 20 years at the College, Dr. Michele Perkins will transition to the new role of Chancellor of New England College (NEC), effective September 1, 2022. NEC’s Board of Trustees approved the action on Friday, May 13, 2022, at its regularly scheduled meeting. In her new role, Perkins will focus on overall strategy and continue her development efforts on the College’s behalf. Lex Scourby, NEC’s Board Chair, praised Perkins’ tenure. “She expanded enrollment to 5,000 students; diversified our programs; and completed a very successful capital campaign, among many, many other accomplishments. She has been a most effective standard bearer for NEC, locally and across New Hampshire. And through her professional efforts, she has put NEC on the national map.” The College plans to celebrate these accomplishments at an event in the fall.