President’s Welcome

Dr. Patrick Tompkins
Dr. Patrick Tompkins

Welcome to NHTI – Concord’s Community College!

Since 1965, NHTI has provided our students with incredible value:

  • Great Instructors, Small Classes: Our faculty are experts in their fields and expert educators. With our small class sizes, you will get the personal education you need to thrive.
  • Flexible Schedules: You can take day, evening, or online classes.
  • Fast Completion: You don’t have time to waste to get the education that will take you to the next level. We have workforce credentials and academic programs that can be completed in a day, a few weeks, a semester, or a year or two—grow at your pace.
  • Love: Our motivating value is love—love for you, love for our majors, love for our college, and love for our community.

Here are key points that distinguish NHTI from other colleges:

  • Quality: Our graduates are hired by employers because of our excellent programs. Support services like advising, tutoring, and disability services mean you don’t have to do it all by yourself. Take a look at our Educated Person Statement of Philosophy to see how we prepare learners not just to be workers, but also citizens, family members, and life-long learners in a democratic society.
  • Signature Programs: Dental Hygiene, Paralegal, Radiation Therapy, Sports Management, and Mindfulness are just some of the unique programs at NHTI, along with more common programs like Business, Liberal Arts, and Nursing. Our Business Training Centers offers customized training, professional development, and badge and microcredential programs.
  • A Real College Campus: Enjoy our beautiful 250-acre campus along the Merrimack River with student residence halls, wellness center, gym, auditoriums, dining hall, and bistro.
  • Student Life: You can root for our Lynx teams in 13 women’s and men’s sports including baseball, volleyball, basketball, and even esports. Make friends and build your resume in our Student Senate, The Eye literary magazine, and clubs for Veterans, PTK Honor Society, Cultural Exchange, Christian Student Organization, LGBTQ+ Alliance, Drama, and Music. These groups host multiple activities almost every week.

There’s something for all of us to love at NHTI. Please let us know how we can connect your dreams with your future.

And if you want to contact me, stop by 100 Little Hall, email [email protected], or call 603-271-6484 X4167.

NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) and since 1969 has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, a nongovernmental, nationally recognized accrediting agency. 

College Administration

Dr. Patrick Tompkins

Dr. Patrick Tompkins, President

Dr. Rebecca Dean, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Success 

Dr. Hector Iweka, Ph.D., Vice President for Academics and Workforce Education

Marsha Bourdon, Business Operations Officer

Kirsty Hart

Kirsty Hart, Human Resources Officer

Elizabeth Lawton, Executive Assistant to the President

Acknowledging that students will not only be workers but also citizens, family members, consumers, and life-long learners in a democratic society, NHTI – Concord’s Community College integrates academic, technical, experiential, and work-based learning. These are grounded in a general education core to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills for successful engagement in their communities, the workplace, and all of their life roles and educational and career endeavors. Therefore, we commit ourselves to educating graduates to be:

  • Knowledgeable of human cultures and the physical and natural world. Graduates evaluate the effects of historical trends and events on institutions and social systems and demonstrate respect for and understanding of diverse ideas and modes of expression as conveyed through the humanities.
  • Thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators. Graduates evaluate and apply information rationally and consistently to guide decision-making. They apply critical and creative thinking skills to the analysis of problems; demonstrate scientific thought, both quantitatively and qualitatively, by evaluating human and technical problems; generate ideas by consolidating knowledge; and reflect critically on their learning.
  • Collaborators. Graduates demonstrate cultural competence, work effectively in teams, and can negotiate and manage conflict; they demonstrate constructive engagement with diverse populations and viewpoints; and they exhibit empathy in their work with others and demonstrate the ability to motivate and/or follow others.
  • Communicators. Graduates are active listeners and respond constructively; they read, write, speak, listen, and present on a level that facilitates engagement with others.
  • Principled and ethical citizens. Graduates make reasoned, ethical decisions and learn from mistakes; they demonstrate the values of integrity, responsibility, perseverance, and tolerance of ambiguity.
  • Career-ready professionals. Graduates organize and prioritize their work; they translate acquired knowledge and skills to real-world applications, are competent in the use of technology and mathematical/numerical operations, and actively develop strategies for continuous improvement in the areas of time management, documentation, self-evaluation, self-determination, and personal and professional growth. These outcomes are given in numerical reference for improved tracking; numerical values do not establish hierarchal emphasis. Each outcome is of equal importance.

Diversity is a core value at NHTI. Our commitment to diversity enriches everyone by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, develop respect, identify challenges, and to discover, define and deliver solutions. NHTI actively works to eliminate barriers created by systemic discrimination. Diversity includes race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, socioeconomic status, citizenship, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability.



NHTI creates a caring culture and fosters innovative teaching and learning, supports economic mobility, and meets the needs of a diverse community by growing and strengthening partnerships with businesses and education.


We serve students, businesses, and the community by building academically excellent pathways towards sustainable careers, community engagement, and social responsibility.



We foster intellectual curiosity and the application of knowledge to promote critical, creative thinking.

Mutual respect

We cultivate an environment in which acceptance, kindness, and collegiality create a valuable exchange of ideas cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion.


We collaborate with each other, businesses, and community organizations to develop principled, ethical citizens.


We commit to individual and institutional responsibility in the stewardship of our human, intellectual, physical,
and fiscal resources.


We support the development and pursuit of new ideas to thrive in an ever-changing world.


We uphold fairness, honesty, and ethical behavior.

CCSNH does not discriminate in the administration of its admissions and educational programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or law enforcement, military, veteran, or marital status. This statement is a reflection of the mission of CCSNH and refers to, but is not limited to, the provisions of the following laws:

  • Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
  • Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s
    Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974
  • NH Law Against Discrimination (RSA 354-A)
  • NH Law RSA 188-F:3-a
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

Inquiries regarding discrimination may be directed to:

Sara A. Sawyer
Director of Human Resources, CCSNH
26 College Drive
Concord, NH  03301

Inquiries may also be directed to:

The NH Commission for Human Rights
2 Industrial Park Drive
Concord, NH  03301
603-271-2767, fax: 603-271-6339

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
JFK Federal Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA  02203
617-565-3200, 1-800-669-4000, fax: 617-565-3196
TTY: 617-565-3204 or 1-800-669-6820

CCSNH Leadership

NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). Here is a list of contacts if you have additional questions regarding our involvement: