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Currey Named Special Assistant to the President for West Valley Initiatives

Feb 4, 2011

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Franklin Pierce University is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. William C. Currey as Special Assistant to the President for West Valley Initiatives at our Arizona Campus.

Dr. Currey brings more than 25 years experience in higher education operations to this position. Most recently, he has held the position of chief operations officer and operations compliance consultant with West Coast Ultrasound Institute where he was responsible for all of the fiscal and day-to-day operations of the Institute including driving performance measures and insuring best practices and key learning at the Institutes three locations. Prior to that, he has worked in a variety of positions including vice president of academic affairs and provost with vast experience as chief operations and compliance officer.

At Franklin Pierce, Dr. Currey will coordinate, direct and implement programs and projects that support the academic and economic development of the university in the West Valley of greater Phoenix, Arizona. He will create an infrastructure for expanding current and emerging academic programs, build effective working relationships with business, civic and education leaders in the West Valley and develop short and long-term economic and community development plans for the Arizona Campus.

In announcing the appointment, Franklin Pierce University President Dr.James Birge said, “Dr. Currey brings a wealth of higher education academic and economic development experience to Franklin Pierce University and we are very pleased to have him leading our Arizona initiatives. Bill will play a central role as we expand our presence in the West Valley through additional academic programs, the development of a larger facility, and new relationships with municipalities and businesses.”

Dr. William Currey holds a Ph.D. in Economics from London University, U.K. and earned his M.B.A. and Bachelor of Science in accounting and computer science.


Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.

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