Provost and CEO of Antioch University in NH announced as interim president at Keene State
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KEENE — Dr. Melinda Treadwell, the current Provost and CEO at Antioch University, has been selected to serve as interim president at Keene State College after Anne Huot said she would step down on July 31.
Treadwell has served in a number of roles at Keen State College, most recently as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
“I am proud and pleased to be returning to Keene State College,” Treadwell said. “This is an institution that offers so much to the students and the community and I am excited about the opportunities that exist here. I look forward to working with the board of trustees, Chancellor (Todd) Leach and faculty and staff at Keene to build community, maximize the school’s efficiencies and make it the best institution that it can be.”
“Dr. Treadwell has a track record of success,” USNH Board of Trustees Chairman John Small said. “She has previously served in a variety of important roles at Keene and is also a Keene alumna. We are pleased that she has accepted the position of interim president, working closely with the chancellor in these challenging times for higher education.”
Treadwell is said to be working with Leach as well as the USNH Board of Trustees to advance to the college during this transition period.
“New Hampshire’s public university system and institutions are critical for our state’s economy and future," Leach said. “Keene is important to the economic wellbeing of the Monadnock region and serves an important mission of providing access to a quality education for students across the state. I am pleased to be working with Dr. Treadwell, who will be helping us to provide Keene with the support it needs to successfully fulfill its mission.”
Treadwell will assume the role of Interim President starting July 31 and continue until a permanent president has been named.