Mr. James S. Varn

Assistant Provost Emeritus
University of New Hampshire - Durham
Durham, New Hampshire
United States

Focus Areas

Higher Education
Conflict Resolution


Jim Varn retired as Assistant Provost at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in June of 2017. He was previously Director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program, a graduate program in the UNH Political Science Department. Jim has held several other positions at UNH: Assistant Vice President for Administration, Director of the Program on Consensus and Negotiation, Director of the New England Center, and Director for Foundation Development. Prior to coming to UNH, Mr. Varn served as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. Senate and Director of the Center for New Hampshire's Future. He has also consulted, facilitated, and taught for a variety of organizations in the areas of strategic planning, organizational development, leadership, and conflict management. Mr. Varn has a BA from UNH, an MPA from Harvard University, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in educational administration from UNH. He was also a Kellogg National Fellow for three years.