President’s Council

The President’s Council is a volunteer advisory group that provides leadership and support to the President of Plymouth State University regarding development and fundraising.

The purpose of the President’s Council is to collaborate with the President, University Advancement staff and the University’s leadership in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individuals and organizations for private support of the University’s mission and its vision for the future.


Established at Plymouth State University in 2001, the President's Council’s initial charge was to raise $4.5 million in the “Expanding Our Reach” campaign, focusing on support for the Boyd Science Center, endowments, the performing and visual arts, and campus beautification-notably, the George Lundeen bronze sculpture of Robert Frost in front of Rounds Hall. Meeting and exceeding that goal, the Council was instrumental in raising over $7 million; including the University’s first million dollar gift for scholarships.

Currently, the President’s Council is working on raising financial support for student scholarships and the Hyde Hall renovation as part of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship cluster. The Council’s leadership and experience are vital to connecting the University to our supporters, and their own generous, thoughtful philanthropy sets both the examples and the pace for building a culture of support at PSU.

Current Members