Gave impetus to the Knowledge Economy Education Plan (KEEP NH), providing USNH with a capital appropriation of $209 million, funding an integrated, multi-year capital improvements plan-unprecedented in state history. Much of the strategy, advocacy work, and consensus building was accomplished during Dr. Reno's tenure.
Worked with Board and presidents to clarify the respective missions of the four USNH institutions, including name change to Plymouth State University and Granite State College.
Established Strategic Indicators to monitor progress of individual institutions and University System overall.
Fostered student transfer between USNH and the Community College System of New Hampshire through on-line articulation system NHTransfer.org
Supported efforts to raise aspirations and college enrollment and success through the P-16 working Group, expansion of Project Mentor, “Get Ready for College,” the Affordable College Effort, and emphasis on internships and campus-based business liaisons.
Launched the “55% Initiative” to encourage more NH college graduates to start careers in the Granite State (later known as the Stay, Work, Play NH project).