Stephen J. Taksar

Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Phone
: (603) 535-2550
Fax: (603) 535-2465
V.P. for Finance and Administration is located in the Speare Administration Building 1st floor, Room 124

Reports: Disbursements, University Bookstore, Bursar, Campus Services, Controller/Business Office, Information Technology, Loan Collection, Physical Plant, Purchasing and Contract Services, Student Accounting

Professional Information

Steve joined the PSU leadership team in the summer of 2008 after 20 years experience in higher education, most recently as a Vice Chancellor at Indiana University Southeast. A native New Englander, he grew up in Enfield, Conn., earned his bachelor’s degree at Central Connecticut State University, his Master of Education degree at Northeastern University, and an M.B.A. at Providence College. Steve is responsible for financial operations and reporting, budget, Informational Technology, Physical Plant and capital planning, and other administrative functions of the institution.

Steve is an active member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Society of College and University Planners. He has been active in community affairs in Indiana and plans to continue that involvement in his new community. “Plymouth State University aligns very well with my core values as a person and professional,” Taksar said. “It is my hope and belief that I will make a positive difference, not only at Plymouth State, but within the local community. The future looks very bright for Plymouth and I am excited to be a part of the leadership team to help achieve its highest dreams and aspirations.”
Steve enjoys cycling and other sports. He lives in Plymouth with his two sons and wife, Laure Morris, who is a professional in the field of development.

In Plymouth Magazine

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From Ew! to Awe

Seeing rats in a whole new light » They’ve taken the rap for the spread of the Bubonic Plague in Medieval Europe. Their name is synonymous with scoundrel, traitor, and snitch. And then there are their tails: long and skinny, pink and seemingly hairless. They’re rats, and they’re probably the last animals you’d think would […]

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Let the Sunshine In

A Strategic Approach to a Sustainable Campus » Compressed Natural Gas powers the campus’s hot water and heat. A geothermal system heats and cools the Hanaway Rink at the PSU Ice Arena and Welcome Center. Biomass fuel keeps the new ALLWell North facility warm and provides hot water. And now solar panels on the roof […]

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First in the (New) Nation

A Young Man’s Journey from a Nepalese Refugee Camp to the New Hampshire Polls » Southern Bhutan. Early 1990s. Members of an ethnic minority population, the Hindu Lhotshampas, began fleeing rising levels of persecution by the Bhutanese government. Denied their citizenship rights because of religious and cultural differences, the group—more than 100,000 strong—eventually sought protection […]