The board of trustees of the Community College System of New Hampshire has selected Pelema I. Morrice as president of Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth. He will take office in August.
The college, located in the southeastern corner of the state, enrolls just under 2,000 students, according to the latest figures supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans are only 1 percent of the student body.
Dr. Morrice was vice provost at the University of Missouri in charge of enrollment management and strategic development. Earlier, he was the chief enrollment officer at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and associate vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
In accepting his new post. Dr. Morrice stated ” I am very excited to join Great Bay Community College and help the very talented faculty and staff achieve a shared vision for institutional and student success, and contribute to the strength of New Hampshire and the seacoast region.”
Dr. Morrice holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology and a master’s degree in higher education from San Jose State University in California. He earned a Ph.D. in higher education at the University of Michigan.