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PSU’s “ambitious experiment” has higher education leaders paying attention.
PSU Honored as Education Business of the Year

Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives annually celebrate the state’s top businesses, nonprofits, and business leaders. In choosing Plymouth State this year’s education business of the year, the awards committee shined a spotlight on the University’s history, current innovations and accomplishments, and promise for the future.

President Donald Birx

“Higher education leaders have been paying attention to the ambitious experiment unfolding at Plymouth State University since the arrival of President Donald Birx seven years ago,” the magazine noted. “The university, which celebrated its 150th anniversary last year, has been transforming its educational approach to cluster-based learning, in which students work in interdisciplinary teams to propose solutions to societal challenges.”

“We are trying to build a university of problem solvers that is relatable to the 21st century and vaults the region forward,” Birx said.

The article went on to detail the administrative changes that have streamlined PSU’s operations and pointed to examples of service to regional companies and communities. The University’s supportive role during the COVID pandemic was also among the many highlighted activities.

The full article is available online.