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President’s Speaker Series

Upcoming President’s Speaker Series Event

Ohio Governor John Kasich to visit NEC April 3, 2018

John Kasich is headlining a fireside chat at New England College in Henniker on April 3rd as part of the New England College President’s Speaker Series.

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The New England College President’s Speaker Series brings leaders from the world of business, non-profits, and public policy to the Simon Center Great Room throughout the academic year to engage in lively conversations with students, faculty, and the community. New England College President Michele Perkins seeks leaders who, through their lives and work, reflect New England College values of leadership, civil discourse, social justice, and inspired transformation. These events are free and open to the public. Tickets may be required. Please check details.

Other Upcoming President’s Speaker Series Events


Ambassador Richard N. Swett
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Simon Center Great Room
98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH

The Citizen Architect: Designing Good Solutions

Join New England College President Michele Perkins for an engaging and insightful moderated conversation featuring: Former NH Congressman, and former Ambassador to Denmark, Richard Nelson “Dick” Swett.

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Some Past President’s Speaker Series Events

NEC President’s Speaker Series: Former White House Chief of Staff, Andy Card to Address Politics, Policy, and Civil DiscourseNew England College Series to Examine What’s Happening in Washington Today (visited 11/7/17)

NEC President’s Speaker Series: World Renowned Public Relations Expert and Author Larry Weber, Event to Examine Communicating Effectively in a 21st Century World (visited 9/21/17)

NEC to Host Pathways to Success Alumnae ForumPresident’s Speaker Series Features Accomplished Women Graduates of New England College: Career Choices, Challenges, and Opportunities
Debbie Spring Reed ’60, Astrid Williams ’81, Dyan Goodwin ’82, Kim Costello Lesko ’85, and Ariane Trimuschat ’88 (visited 4/6/17)

President’s Speaker Series Hosts Communications and Sales Expert: Alumnus Kevin Kelly (visited 11/3/16)

President’s Speaker Series Hosts Venture Capital and Angel Investor: Alumnus Jeffrey Finkle (visited 10/13/16)

NEC Welcomes Dan DeMeo ’81, CEO of CAN Capital (visited 9/23/15)

NEC Welcomes Tom Raffio, CEO of Northeast Delta Dental (visited 10/23/14)

Guest Jeff Boyd To Kick Off 2014 President’s Speaker SeriesChairman and Former CEO of Priceline Group, Inc. (visited 9/24/14)

New England College Hosts Senator Sylvia Larsen (visited 4/28/14)

Former Governor Lynch compares private, public sector in NEC talk (visited 4/30/13)


Media Contact

Thomas. R. Horgan, EdD, Interim Director of Public Information


For more information and/or to be added to the New England College President’s Speaker Series invitation list, please send an email with your name and contact information (including email address) to:

Betsy Medvetz, Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees