USNH trustees tap Greenland woman as new chair

July 10th, 2013 by Lynn

    Pamela Diamantis

    LEE — A Manchester-based financial adviser is the new chair of the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees, following the election of officers on July 3.

    Pamela Diamantis, a resident of Greenland and principal at Curbstone Financial Management in Manchester, was elected chair after serving a year as vice-chair.

    In her five years on the board she also served as head of the Financial Affairs Committee, and was active in forging partnerships that helped better align USNH programs with the workforce development needs of the state.

    “With today’s competitive business environment, providing a strong and sustainable connection between industry and higher education is a top priority that will help strengthen the system and provide students in New Hampshire a solid foundation for success,” she said.

    Diamantis replaces retired state Supreme Court justice Richard Galway, whose term on the board expired on June 30. A former regional president of U.S. Trust Company and former president of State Street Bank and Trust Company of New Hampshire, she was appointed to the USNH Board of Trustees by Gov. John Lynch in 2008 and re-appointed to another four-year term in 2012.

    John Small of New Castle was elected vice chair; Judith E. (Jude) Blake of Portsmouth was elected secretary; and William Ardinger of Concord was reelected as board liaison to the general counsel. All the appointments are effective July 1 for one-year terms.

    Small is a retired managing director of Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson), a global human resources, financial, and risk management consulting firm.

    Blake is a retired marketing executive for several multi-national corporations, while Ardinger is an attorney who serves as treasurer and shareholder at Rath, Young and Pignatelli in Concord.

    “This is a dynamic group that looks forward to building and strengthening relationships with our state’s elected leaders as we advance our mission to deliver first-rate education, research and outreach for New Hampshire,” said Dr. Todd Leach, chancellor of the University System.

    The 27-member Board is responsible for the oversight of the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College and Granite State College.

     

    Pamela Diamantis

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