Paul J. LeBlanc is President of Southern New Hampshire University(SNHU). Under the 17 years of his direction, SNHU has more grown from 2,800 students to over 152,000, becoming the largest non-profit provider of online higher education in the U.S. and the first to have a full competency-based degree program untethered to the credit hour or classes approved by a regional accreditor and the US Department of Education.
LeBlanc is widely considered one of America’s most innovative educators. In 2012, the university was #12 on Fast Company magazine’s "World’s Fifty Most Innovative Companies" list and was the only university included.
In 2018, he won the prestigious IAA Institute Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education, joining some of the most respected university and college presidents in American higher education.
He served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Board on Higher Education and Workforce and is currently Board Chair for the American Council on Education.