SEE Science Center is pleased to announce Susan Howland as its new executive director. Howland brings more than two decades on nonprofit experience to this new position, most recently serving as the City of Manchester and Granite United Way’s director of homeless services. In this role, Howland led community efforts to more than double federal funding for homeless services in Manchester, built solid collaborative planning teams and assisted the City in administering federal contracts.
Craig Ahlquist, board chair states, “The SEE Science Center Board of Directors is excited to have Susan join our team. Everyone agrees that getting children interested in science, technology, engineering and math is critical to building our next generation workforce. Susan has built strong relationships with key people throughout New Hampshire. She is well positioned to make SEE a valuable resource for area educators while building upon SEE’s success in providing hands-on STEM learning for children.”
As executive director of SEE, Howland will oversee an organization that engages over 50,000 visitors annually at this hands-on learning center that promotes the understanding, enjoyment and achievements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “I look forward to taking on this new challenge and working with a very dedicated team of staff, board members, donors and other important partners,” says Howland. “I began the nonprofit portion of my career at FIRST and have always enjoyed inspiring our youth to the wonders of science and technology. This is a perfect next step for me.” Howland continues to serve on the City of Manchester’s Office of Youth Services Advisory Committee and on the Executive Committee of the Greater Manchester Association of Service Agencies.