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Portrait of Dr. Todd J. LeachDr. Todd J. Leach is the former President of Granite State College, one of four institutions that make up the University System of New Hampshire and the primary public provider of online education in the state of New Hampshire.

An innovative academician, leader and visionary, Granite State College has grown significantly under Dr. Leach’s leadership. The College has achieved the highest enrollment levels in its history and in 2012 celebrated its largest graduating class. Dr. Leach also pioneered the development of the College’s first-ever Master’s level programming and created the Office of Graduate Studies.

Dr. Leach holds a Ph.D. from Northeastern University and an MBA from Bentley University and has more than two decades of experience as a leader and faculty member. Dr. Leach earned an AS degree at Mass Bay Community College and a BS from Worcester State College. The institutions each honored Dr. Leach, in 2011 and 2012, respectively, with Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Dr. Leach has presented at numerous national and international conferences on the subjects of distance learning and professional education. He serves on the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees and is one of New Hampshire’s commissioners of higher education.

Prior to his presidency, Dr. Leach served as the Senior Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University, where he developed over 20 Master’s and doctoral degree programs. In addition, Dr. Leach oversaw Northeastern Online, one of the largest online programs in the country, and served as the Executive Director of the School of Education. Dr. Leach was a principal administrator for $1.75 million in grants. Prior to his tenure at Northeastern University, Dr. Leach was an associate professor at Lasell College and served as Director of Business Programs and as the Director of the Yamawaki Program.