President of Rivier University Joins the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Board of Directors

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Board of Directors recently welcomed its newest board member, Sister Paula Marie Buley, president of Rivier University (

Sister Paula Marie Buley, an Immaculata University graduate who earned her Ed.D in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, currently serves as the president of Rivier University in Nashua, NH. She is also a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Prior to joining Rivier University in 2012, Buley served in many senior roles at Anna Maria College, Mount St. Mary University, Immaculata University and is the former Executive Vice President of Administration at Seton Hall University. Buley also holds an M.B.A. from Villanova University and an M.A.L.S. in Catholic Studies form Georgetown University.

“As New Hampshire’s largest provider of unrestricted scholarships in the state, we are excited to have Sister Paula’s added perspective on higher education, shared Richard Ober, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. “In 2013 alone, we awarded 1,700 scholarships totaling more than $5 million to deserving students across the state.

Among her many community and professional commitments, Buley currently serves as a director for Catholic Charities of New Hampshire and St. Joseph Hospital. She is also a member of the executive committee for both the New Hampshire Higher Education Commission and the New Hampshire College and University Council.

The Charitable Foundation’s 14-member Board of Directors features leaders with substantial experience and accomplishments in business, the public sector and the nonprofit sector in New Hampshire.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Established in 1962, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is driven by a vision for a stronger, more just, and resilient Granite State. In pursuit of this vision, the Foundation invests charitable assets for today and tomorrow; connects donors to effective organizations, ideas and people; and leads and collaborates on important public issues. Annually, the Foundation awards nearly 5,000 grants and scholarships totaling $30 million. Based in Concord, the Foundation roots itself in communities across the state through its staff, board of directors, and eight regional advisory boards. For more information, please visit or call 603-225-6641. 

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