Paul LeBlanc


Southern New Hampshire University

Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc is President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and author ofStudents First: Equity, Access, and Opportunity in Higher Education and Broken: How ourSocial Systems are Failing Us. Under the 20 years of Paul’s direction, SNHU has grown from10,000 students to over 180,000 learners and is the largest non-profit provider of online highereducation in the country. Paul immigrated to the United States as a child, was the first person inhis extended family to attend college and is a graduate of Framingham State University (BA),Boston College (MA), and the University of Massachusetts (PhD). From 1993 to 1996 hedirected a technology start up for Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company, was President ofMarlboro College (VT) from 1996 to 2003 and became President of SNHU in 2003.