February 2, 2024

Vice President of Academic and Workforce Education Begins Feb. 9

Dr. Hector Iweka
Dr. Hector Iweka

CONCORD – NHTI is pleased to announce that Dr. Hector Iweka, current associate vice president of Academic Affairs at NHTI – Concord’s Community College will cede this role to take up the mantle of the college’s vice president of Academic and Workforce Education, starting on Feb. 9, 2024.

“Dr. Iweka takes on this senior level responsibility at a critical juncture for NHTI,” says Dr. Patrick Tompkins, NHTI president and interim vice president of Academic Affairs. “We have a sense of urgency to expand opportunities for the citizens of the Granite State and to create more effective processes in a resource-constrained environment.”

Dr. Iweka first came to the college in 2023 with 15 years’ experience in administrative roles and 17 years’ experience in course development and teaching at higher education institutions including government, private, and community colleges. He has also held leadership roles in the corporate environment for more than 20 years.

“Hector offers decades of experience in business and higher education in the United States, Nigeria, and Dubai,” says Tompkins. “He has developed a perspicacity that inspires us to an awareness of multiple ways to seize opportunity. NHTI has immense talent among our faculty and staff, and such talent requires great leadership to deliver our mission with ardor. Dr. Iweka leads as a servant, collaborator, and transformer.”

Kathy Taylor, NHTI’s director of Workforce Development and Community Education, says, “I look forward to Hector sharing his expertise and providing support as we strive to build our Workforce Education program at NHTI.”

The transition to VPAWE will occur over the next few weeks, during which time Dr. Tompkins will also transition his responsibilities as interim VPAA, which he assumed while the role was vacant.

“I am excited to continue to work with a college that believes in student success,” says Dr. Iweka. “This position provides me with a unique opportunity to provide academic leadership for a college that celebrates its vital connections to its local community. I will continue developing partnerships with all members of the college. Our goal is to connect NHTI with industry and other stakeholders so together we can transform the workforce in Concord and New Hampshire.”

Dr. Iweka brings to the role skills in student success and access, strategic planning, project management, and innovation and excellence in learning and education. He is a familiar face on campus, which will amplify his initiatives for both faculty and staff to improve NHTI to help today’s college student achieve their academic goals.

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NHTI – Concord’s Community College

NHTI is a dynamic public institution of higher learning that provides accessible, rigorous education for students, businesses, and the community. We create pathways for lifelong learning, career advancement, and civic engagement, offering 80+ academic programs to 4,600+ students annually. NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire and since 1969 has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, a nongovernmental, nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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