Meet the Staff

Tim Keefe

Tim Keefe, Dean of Students

Tim has been at Plymouth State for over 35 years. After working at a school in New York, moving to another “New” State was a natural! Tim began as the Residence Hall Director of Blair Hall in 1977. 8 positions/titles later he serves as Dean of Students. During his tenure he has worked extensively in Residential Life/Dining, College Union/Student Activities, Student Conduct, Orientation, International Student Affairs, and his many roles as Dean of Students. He teaches a first year seminar class as well as the course, “The Individual and the Law” for the Criminal Justice Department and is the primary University resource for questions related to FERPA and Federal Compliance programs such as the Campus Crimes Act. Tim can be reached at


Jeff Furlone

Jeff Furlone, Associate Dean of Students

Jeff came to Plymouth in July of 1999 to work for Residential Life.  He worked for several years in different positions including Residence Director, Assistant Director for Staff Development and Associate Director for Student & Conduct Services.  In June of 2013 Jeff moved to the Dean of Students office  and is currently serving as the Associate Dean of Students.   Jeff’s primary areas of responsibility include student conduct, chair of the campus CARE Team (Concerns, Assessment, Referrals, Education), off-campus student support and general student support/advocacy.  Jeff lives in the town of Plymouth with his wife Holly and their daughter Lily.  Together they enjoy the simple life hiking, running, surfing, and all the other great things New Hampshire has to offer.  Jeff can be reached at


Debbie Cole

Debbie Cole, Program Support Assistant

Debbie joined the team in August of 2012. She previously worked in the Hartman Union Building Administrative Office for the past 24 years. She is psyched to join the Office of the Dean of Students and is looking forward to learning a whole new world in Student Affairs. In addition to her many duties as Program Support Assistant, she also advises the Junior Class Officers and serves as a Student Affairs Support Senator for the Operating Staff.  Debbie lives in Holderness, NH with her husband Jimmy along with their two cats and one dog. Debbie can be reached at


Kara Barker

Kara Barker, Administrative Assistant

While earning her undergraduate degree at Plymouth State, Kara worked at the information desk at the Union Building, was a co-captain of the cheerleading team, member of Delta Zeta, and the Advisory Board Chair of the Greek Executive Board. After graduating with a BS in Social Science Education, Kara remained in the Plymouth area. She is the mother of three, former site coordinator for an after school program and partner in a local fitness business. Kara is enthusiastic about her return to Plymouth State University. She is enjoying the dynamic nature of the Dean of Student’s office and the diversity that PSU brings to the region. Kara can be reached at

Contact Us

Office of the Dean of Students

Speare Building
Third floor
Room 303
8:00am - 4:30pm M – F

Phone: 603-535-2206
Fax: 603-535-3006

Mailing Address
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264