IMPROVE the quality of teaching and learning throughout New Hampshire institutions of higher education.

PROVIDE leadership throughout the state and nation to reinvigorate the civic and moral leadership of higher education in ways that connect colleges and universities with the communities and constituencies they serve.

PROMOTE citizenship education by expanding higher education's role in educating students not only for careers and jobs but also for their roles as active and engaged community members.

Our Staff

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Deborah Scire – Executive Director : x314
scire@compactnh.org

Debby Scire has been the Executive Director of Campus Compact for New Hampshire since February 2004, after serving as the Acting Director of CCNH. Debby first joined the CCNH as the Associate Director of CCNH in September of 1997.

Prior to coming to CCNH, Debby served as the Director of Cooperative Education at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA and was responsible for Cooperative Education, Internships and Service-learning. She served in a similar capacity at Merrimack College, in North Andover, MA.

After graduating from Simmons College and from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Debby worked in both admissions and residence life.

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Stephanie Soule Lesperance – Associate Director : x310
soule@compactnh.org

Stephanie Soule Lesperance is the Associate Director at the New Hampshire College & University Council and Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH). She has been with both organizations since 1999 and for NHCUC is responsible for coordinating the Admissions, Library, and Career Professionals committees. At CCNH she assists with overall management of the organization and provides oversight of their AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps*VISTA programs. Prior to coming to NHCUC and CCNH she served as the Program Coordinator at AmeriCorps Hillsborough Reads in Tampa, FL and completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps member.

Stephanie has a Master of Arts in Public Policy Program from New England College and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minors in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of Maine at Farmington. She is also a graduate of the 2010 Class of Leadership NH and a member of the 2008 Class of NH’s “40 Under Forty”.

Currently Stephanie serves on the Board of the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and is the Vice President, Charitable and Educational of the Board of the NH State Society.

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Annmaria Tierno – Program Director : x311
tierno@compactnh.org

Ann Tierno is a Program Director for Campus Compact for New Hampshire. Ann manages the US EPA Environmental Education Sub-Grants program, co-manages Academic and Student Affairs collaborative programs, and coordinates our electronic communication. Prior to joining the staff at Campus Compact Ann worked for nine years in Student Affairs. Some of her work included advising the volunteer network and overseeing housing selection for community service programs on campus. In addition, Ann has worked with a variety of consortiums in higher education.

Ann has a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Plymouth State College. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Communications from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts.

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Jillian Oates – Program Coordinator: x312
oates@compactnh.org

Jillian Oates is the Program Coordinator for Campus Compact for New Hampshire.   Jillian’s responsibilities include managing CCNH’s AmeriCorps Programs including the Northern New England Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA Project and the Wediko AmeriCorps Professional Corps Program.  Jillian also works closely on CCNH’s College Access Challenge Grant Initiative.  Jillian is an AmeriCorps*VISTA Alum and served as a VISTA at Rivier College in Nashua, NH and as VISTA Leader.

Jillian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Sociology from Salem State University.