Scott Power

Scott PowerDirector, Outreach & Communications
State Director, NH Scholars

Scott Power is the Director of Outreach and Communications.  He is primarily responsible for developing advocacy and communications products and initiatives in concert with nonprofit, business, local, sponsors, state and federal government stakeholders and member institutions.  He is responsible for helping to build and manage the organization’s brand and all aspects of communications in order to raise awareness of the organization.

Scott is  also the State Director of New Hampshire Scholars, a national program that uses business leaders to motivate students, beginning in Grade 8, to complete a rigorous course of study in high school—one that will give them a boost in college and careers. New Hampshire Scholars encourages and motivates all high school students to complete a rigorous course of study that prepares them for successful transition to college coursework or technical training necessary to enter today’s competitive job market.

Scott began his career in athletics, coaching collegiate baseball at Keene State College and then taking over the Northern Essex Community College program. His career led him to college advising where he managed a college planning center for six years. There he developed programs, coordinated statewide events and counseled students and families on the importance of planning and preparing for higher education.

Today, Scott directs the New Hampshire Scholars Initiative, one that will increase New Hampshire’s postsecondary attendance and better prepare students for NH’s workforce. He works directly with the New Hampshire Department of Education as well as superintendents, principals and school officials implementing the program at the school level.

Scott also works with the GEAR UP New Hampshire and GEAR UP Manchester projects, a U.S. Department of Education grant program managed by NHCUC in which various college access related programming is provided to under served districts, including College Access Conventions and K-12 programming. And lastly, he handles public relations and communications for NHCUC.

He holds Bachelor and Associate Degrees from Keene State College and a Masters in Education from Antioch University New England.