NHIA's President joins Stay, Work, Play Board

Jennifer Robertson on 05.10.16


President of New Hampshire Institute of Art Joins Stay Work Play’s Board of Advisors

Manchester, NH (May 10, 2016)— New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to announce that NHIA President, Kent Devereaux, has joined Stay Work Play’s Board of Advisors (BoA). In this role Devereaux will work with their other BoA members to provide insight and direction to Stay Work Play. 

Stay Work Play encourages young workers to “Stay, Work and Play” in New Hampshire. The non-profit works collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.

Devereaux joined Stay Work Play’s BoA in part because he is committed to elevating not just NHIA but also the state it calls home. Both non-profits recognize the significant role colleges play in the economic, social, and cultural well being of our region and how important it is to collaborate and continue to contribute to the ongoing changes happening throughout the state.

“We’re very excited to welcome Kent to our Board of Advisors,” said Kate Luczko, President and CEO of Stay Work Play. “His experience working in a college setting will be valuable to our organization. We’re looking forward to hearing his thoughts regarding current trends, various initiatives, and ways that Stay Work Play can continue to grow our relationships with higher education institutions and students around NH.”

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Stay Work Play’s BoA,” said Devereaux.  “It is important for students and young professionals to recognize the opportunities available right here in New Hampshire. By joining Stay Work Play’s BoA, I will continue to help develop a college-to-workplace transition so that we can keep more young people in New Hampshire.”

To learn more about Stay Work Play visit http://stayworkplay.org.


About New Hampshire Institute of Art

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences. Today, NHIA has grown to become the third largest art and design college in all of New England. Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Higher Education and nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD), NHIA offers undergraduate (BFA), graduate (MFA, MAT, and MAAE), and community education programs serving over 2,000 students annually. NHIA’s academic and administrative programs and residence halls are housed in 11 buildings spread throughout downtown Manchester with additional studio and exhibition facilities located in Sharon and Peterborough, New Hampshire.

NHIA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NHIA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). For more information visit www.nhia.edu.



Manchester Campus: 148 Concord Ave, Manchester, NH 03104 | (603) 623-0313
Sharon Arts Center Campus: 457 NH-123, Sharon, NH 03458 | (603) 924-7256
Sharon Arts Center Gallery: 30 Grove St, Peterborough, NH | (603) 836-2585