Stephen J. Taksar

Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Phone
: (603) 535-2550
Fax: (603) 535-2465
Financial Affairs 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, Travel Office

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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Round the Track

It’s been a long 30 years for supporters of Plymouth State’s track and field program, but the wait is finally over. For the first time since 1985, PSU’s track team hosted a meet December 12 at the new ALLWell North facility, which features an NCAA regulation 200-meter track, long- and high-jump pits, pole vault, and a weight area. For […]

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Next Steps

Grant-funded Program Prepares Special Education Teachers » Looking over a classroom of a dozen junior high school students at Plymouth Elementary School, special education intern Jennifer Kay ’99 worries what the future holds for the class of kids with mental and physical challenges. “I have doubts about where some of my students will be in […]

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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 […]