CSDC Executive Director Appointed!
The Human Development and Family Studies Department (HDFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Ranfos to the position of Executive Director for the Child Study and Development Center. Ms. Ranfos came to CSDC in 2012 as Center Manager and has been serving as the Interim Executive Director for the past year.
Previously, Ms. Ranfos served as Director of the Child and Family Development Center at Concord’s Community College, NHTI, for six years. The Child and Family Development Center at NHTI is an NAEYC-accredited lab school. While at NHTI, Lisa provided exceptional professional development opportunities for staff and innovative training experiences for her student teachers. She networked with a wide range of NHTI departments, and as a result a variety of new services were offered to children and families at the center. Ms. Ranfos taught numerous courses and was the first person to embrace online learning in her department. She subsequently motivated her colleagues to begin teaching online as well.
Lisa Ranfos is committed to quality childcare and education throughout the state. She serves on a number of important statewide early childhood education committees, including the Quality Rating and Improvement Task Force, the Infant and Toddler Task Force, and the Spark NH Workforce and Professional Development Committee. Her colleagues remark that her expertise and perspective on these committees are highly valued and she represents the philosophy of CSDC with enthusiasm.
Lisa is a two-time recipient of the Dr. Mary Stuart Gile award, which honors individuals with a demonstrated commitment to the development of the next generation of early childhood professionals. She is also the 2014 recipient of the Gwen and Henry Morgan award, recognizing her commitment to quality childcare and education in New Hampshire.
For these reasons and many more, the search committee and HDFS faculty selected Ms. Ranfos for this position. The department looks forward to working with Lisa in her new role as Executive Director. We are all committed to fulfilling the three missions of the CSDC: 1) quality education of young children; 2) excellent teacher training in early childhood education; 3) research and outreach.