Academic Deans

In the academic affairs area, Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty Laura Sykes oversees faculty and coordination and planning for the academic areas, as well as its policies and programs. Her office is also responsible for academic standards and policies, assessment activities, and academic student services including the Registrar's Office and the Student Learning Collaborative. It oversees the Liberal Education Coordinator and all aspects of online education.

Dean of the School of Nursing and Public Health Joan Loftus is responsible for all administrative and academic aspects of the school as well as the affiliate relationships of the college with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Concord Hospital, New London Hospital, Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), VNA of Vermont and New Hampshire, and hospice organizations.

Dean Sykes works closely with Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students Robin Davis to blend academic and co-curricular offerings into a seamless educational experience for students. Dean Davis oversees all aspects of student life, from orientation for new students and residential education to campus activities, campus safety, health and counseling services and the Citizenship Education program.