The New Hampshire College and University Council has named prominent Democratic political operative Mike Vlacich as its new president.
Vlacich is best known in New Hampshire political circles as an advisor to the state’s most successful Democratic officeholders. He’s worked for John Lynch, Jeanne Shaheen, and Maggie Hassan.
Last year, he was state director for the Hillary Clinton campaign.
His new role at the College and University Council will begin in June when current president Tom Horgan is set to retire.
The consortium of 21 institutions coordinates efforts between public and private universities, and advocates for higher education in the state.