Larry K. Haynes Named to USNH Board of Trustees

June 12th, 2007 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Larry K. Haynes, who graduated from Plymouth State in 1986 with an accounting degree and now serves as the president and chief executive officer of the Grappone Auto Group, has been appointed to the 27-member University System Board of Trustees.

“I am a strong believer in public education,” said Haynes. “I believe that the success of the entire State of New Hampshire depends a great deal on the quality of its University System and the graduates it produces.”

Already an active member of the PSU community, Haynes is a member of the President’s Council and is chair of the Campaign Strategies Committee.

The USNH is directed by the board of trustees that comprises the Governor of New Hampshire, eleven Governor-appointees, six members elected by alumni, two members elected by students, the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Agriculture, the presidents of the System’s colleges and universities, and the Chancellor.

“I am proud to be a graduate of Plymouth State and have a strong desire to try to do something to give back to Plymouth State and the entire University System,” remarked Haynes, who is married to Dawn (Ray) Haynes, also a member of the Class of 1986.

Haynes’ appointment coincides with the expiring terms of Eugene Savage ’58 and Jeremy Foskitt ’07, giving Plymouth State two board members, with President Sara Jayne Steen being the other.

Savage had served on the board since 1998 and Foskitt’s one year term saw him play an integral part in the opening of Langdon Woods Residence Hall, the state’s lone Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certified college dormitory.

“Trustee Haynes brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our efforts on behalf of New Hampshire higher education,” said President Steen. “All of us congratulate him and look forward to working with him.”

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For more information about the release, contact Kevin D. Anderson at kdanderson@plymouth.edu or at (6030 535-2211.

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