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  • Tribute to Dr. Lynn Kilchenstein

    by Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    Posted on 2013-12-11

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    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I wish to recognize Lynn Kilchenstein, president of the New Hampshire Technical Institute, who will step down from her position at the end of the year. Dr. Kilchenstein has demonstrated exceptional leadership at NHTI for the last 10 years, and I thank her for her strong commitment to the students of New Hampshire. While I know she will be missed by the school [[Page S8808]] and the community, I join Dr. Kilchenstein's family, friends, and colleagues in acknowledging her many achievements and celebrating her service.



    Dr. Kilchenstein's substantial contributions to NHTI began when she joined the faculty as an English professor 26 years ago. Prior to becoming president, she also served as head of the English Department, faculty forum president, and associate vice president of academic affairs. In each position Dr. Kilchenstein made an impact, from her direct instruction of students to the development of NHTI's Academic Success Council.

    In 2003, Dr. Kilchenstein was named the president of NHTI, and under her leadership the campus has been transformed with numerous projects that have improved social and academic spaces. Dr. Kilchenstein has overseen the growth of NHTI's health programs, including the construction of the LEED-certified Beverly D. Grappone Hall and the renovation of MacRury Hall, both of which feature new facilities and equipment that allow students to learn in hands-on medical environments.

    During Dr. Kilchenstein's tenure, NHTI expanded class offerings, created new liberal arts programs and teacher education classes, grew existing programs, and successfully completed the reaccreditation process.

    In addition to her leadership role at NHTI, Dr. Kilchenstein is also an involved and dedicated member of the Concord community. She served for 8 years on the Greater Concord Chamber Board of Directors and currently sits on the Governor's Advanced Manufacturing and Education Advisory Council, the Capitol Center for the Arts Board, the Creative Concord Committee, and the Concord Housing Commission. To recognize her service, the Greater Concord Area Chamber of Commerce presented Dr. Kilchenstein with the Pinnacle Award for Business Leader of the Year in 2011.

    I know that everyone at the New Hampshire Technical Institute and in the community of Concord joins me in thanking Dr. Kilchenstein for her service and wishes her well in all her future endeavors. ____________________

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