NEC Announces First Endowed Faculty Chair - New England College
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NEC Announces First Endowed Faculty Chair

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Henniker, NH (March 2, 2022)—New England College (NEC) announces the creation of its first-ever endowed faculty chair. This position will be funded by a $2 million gift to the College’s endowment from Kenneth Krueger, a 1966 graduate of NEC, and his late wife, Andrea Krueger. Krueger’s commitment establishes the K. H. William and Andrea Krueger Endowed Faculty Chair in Business Administration with a focus on accounting.

“A number of my accounting professors at New England College were also practicing accountants,” Krueger explains. “They offered hands-on experience that helped set me up for a successful career as a certified public accountant. I hope this gift will afford the opportunity for another generation of students to learn from professors like I had and find their own success.”

“New England College is deeply honored by Mr. Krueger’s gift to establish an endowed faculty chair,” comments Dr. Michele D. Perkins, President of New England College. “His gift reflects the College’s commitment to experiential learning through quality teaching, reaffirms our strength as an institution, and raises the College’s prestige and reputation. The New England College community looks forward to welcoming a new faculty member for this distinguished position this fall.”

Krueger began his career at a smaller accounting firm that grew to be a national firm. In 1979, he branched out on his own in the greater San Francisco area and continues to serve some of his original clients. As he says, he and his wife married later in life and did not have children but felt inspired to leave part of their legacy to New England College.