Bartlett named interim NHCTC president

Lobbyist and longtime elected and appointed state official William Bartlett of Kingston, most recently chairman of the Pease Development Authority, has been named interim president of the New Hampshire Community Technical College at Stratham/Pease while a search is conducted to find a new permanent president of the school.

State senator from 1982 to 1990, Bartlett served as Senate president from 1986 to 19990. He headed the Department of Resources and Economic Development from 1994 to 96, chaired the Pease Development Authority from 1995 to 2005 and was acting executive director of the state Department of Fish & Game in 2002-2003.

Most recently, Bartlett has represented clients before the Legislature as a lobbyist with the law firm of Preti Flaherty.

Bartlett succeeds Thomas Wisbey, who resigned from the position of post last month.

Paul Holloway, chairman of the NHCTCS board of trustees, said Bartlett “will be a tremendous asset. He brings an exceptional understanding of the needs of the state and of the seacoast region, the impact of economic shifts, and the importance of the college to the economic success of the region. His experience developing the Pease Tradeport is especially relevant to the current trajectory of the college.”

The school is in the midst of planning a complete relocation to a single campus within the Pease International Tradeport by 2009. – JEFF FEINGOLD

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