The TIAA Institute announced today that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) President Paul LeBlanc has received the 2018 Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education. The award recognizes a university president or chancellor who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.
“As we celebrate TIAA Institute’s 20th Anniversary, we are proud to honor Paul LeBlanc, an innovator and committed leader who exemplifies that education can change the world and that we can all be better for it,” said Stephanie Bell-Rose, TIAA senior managing director and head of the TIAA Institute. “Under President LeBlanc’s leadership, SNHU is in a better position to provide its diverse student population with the necessary tools to build a successful future.”
As SNHU president for 14 years, President LeBlanc has grown the school from 2,500 students to more than 100,000 and has made it the second largest non-profit to provide online higher education in the nation. Additionally, President LeBlanc was named one of America’s Ten Most Innovative College Presidents by Washington Monthly, has received the New Hampshire State Merit Award from the New England Board of Higher Education, and won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the New Hampshire High Tech Council.
For more information, see the TIAA website.