an exercise in exploring complexity and tension

Stakeholder

Students, both current and alumni. Current students are looking for a quality education that will allow them to secure employment and pay off their student debt. Alumni are invested in a university that has a solid reputation that reflects the coming trends in higher education.

State/country – building educated population capable of sustaining, improving, and developing economic, political, and community

Taxpayers: Though NH is among the lowest funders of higher education in the United States, a tiny amount of each taxpayer’s bill goes to USNH, making the taxpayers of NH (especially property owners) at least technically stakeholders. If NH residents payed a larger amount to higher education, they might have a larger sense of the the stakes.

The faculty are stakeholders of the university; highly educated and experienced people within their discipline. Collectively they strive to create learners who are informed, productive members of society; driven to be successful in their area of interest. Faculty desire to work in an environment that supports their passion and supports their professional goals.

Business and Community Partners

A group of stakeholders who are woven into the fabric of PSU are businesses and community organizations. Not only do they offer experiences to students that are relevant to their educational, career, and service journey while at the University; they themselves directly benefit from the fresh approaches, energy, and desire to learn on the part of students.

A group of stakeholders at PSU includes citizens of New Hampshire, who support* the school through taxes and depend upon graduates of the university to fulfill a variety of public and private roles in the local and state communities.

Primary and Secondary Teachers in the State of NH, region, and beyond. To become skilled (and potentially accredited) they come to campus to learn pedagogy and content for their careers, as well as develop and/or hone skills that will prepare them for successful professional work and meaningful personal lives. Additionally they return to the campus, connecting to it for professional development, for providing learning opportunities for their students (either as primary and secondary students or as the place where they continue as university students), and for giving-back to educational communities as volunteers and teaching lecturers.

The public.
The people in the state of New Hampshire.
Low income people
People that pay taxes.

$$ donors — at all levels

Families in NH: Plymouth State University was founded as a normal school and teacher-education programs, at various levels, remain a crucial part of the university’s focus. As a result, families in NH, and New England more broadly, make up a central stakeholder. Families are directly impacted by the relationship of the University to the community, the work of students and faculty in schools, as well as projects that aim to provide opportunities to engage the community.