Executive Director of Community Relations and Public Affairs - Manchester Campus
EdD, Higher Education Administration, New England College
BS, History and Political Science, Morningside College in Iowa
MPA, University of Nebraska
Professional Background, Scholarship Highlights
As the Senior Advisor to the President, Dr. Thomas Horgan, ’14 EdD, is responsible for providing strategic counsel to the President on a multitude of issues and communicating with multiple campus and community constituencies.
Prior to NEC, Tom served as President and CEO of the New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC), a statewide consortium of public and private higher education institutions, which includes New England College. He directed the NHCUC for twenty-four years.
He is a widely sought-after speaker and commentator on higher education issues and has written extensively on the opportunities and challenges confronting postsecondary education. Tom has considerable experience in managing communications and public relations in the higher education sector.
His professional background includes serving as President of the national Association for Collaborative Leaders, as a Commissioner to the Education Commission of the States and as a Board Member at the New England Board for Higher Education. He was instrumental in the founding of Campus Compact for New Hampshire, a statewide consortium dedicated to advancing civic engagement and community service on campuses.
NEC Founders Day: Start 2017 with Gratitude - Renowned NH Higher Education Leader Thomas Horgan to Offer Keynote on Importance of Gratitude in Changing Times. Read the article. (published 1/17/17)