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ON the HILLTOP College Earns High Marks Saint Anselm earns high marks in the latest college rankings. The college is listed as a nationally ranked liberal arts college with U.S. News and World Report and among The Princeton Review’s 377 top colleges. The college is named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review, which also ranks the college #10 for campus dining. The college is listed as #20 for town-gown relations. The Princeton Review rankings are established by student feedback. U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges in 2013 ranks the college #130 in National Liberal Arts Colleges based on such factors as graduation rates, peer assessments and alumni participation. Forbes: America’s Top Colleges lists the college #160 overall among 650 colleges and #132 among private colleges. These rankings are based on quality of teaching, great career prospects, and graduation rates. In the 2012 Washington Monthly rankings of liberal arts colleges, the college moved up from #203 to #191. Their ratings are based on the college’s contribution to public good in the categories of social mobility, research, and service.

The Primary Society The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library is looking for 100 committed supporters—and the new Primary Society already has a good start. “It has been a popular way for individuals and organizations to show their support for this vital and unique New Hampshire institution,” says Executive Director Neil Levesque. “So many people want to be a part of this place and help preserve its critical role in civic life and politics.”

The names of the 100 individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations joining the Primary Society will be displayed permanently in the auditorium of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, and printed on the Institute’s website and sponsorship materials. Members become full partners on all events, programs, and activities and will have first opportunity for tickets to events sponsored by the Institute.

New Leaders in Finance, Admission The college’s financial health and its student recruitment are two of the most critical areas of college administration. Both functions have new leaders at Saint Anselm College. After the retirement of Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B., from the position of treasurer and vice president for finance last summer, Harry Dumay (left) joined the college as CFO and vice president for finance. He holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Boston College (where he held the position of director of finance for the College of Engineering). Prior to coming to Saint Anselm, he was the CFO and associate dean for finance and information technology at Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Eric Nichols (right) became the director of admission, after serving as associate dean of admission at Stonehill College and as career advisor and admission evaluator at Brown University. He earned a master of education degree in counseling from Providence College. Nichols shared his first day on campus with that of 554 freshmen and transfer students—and then went to work on plans to recruit the Class of 2017.


Alumnus, Abbot and Chancellor - Fall 2012  
Alumnus, Abbot and Chancellor - Fall 2012  

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