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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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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Hope for Hypertension

Jennifer DuPont ’08 is investigating what triggers high blood pressure as we age Sixty-seven million Americans have it. Nearly a thousand people die from it each day. And in just one year, it can cost the nation more than $40 million. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, takes a tremendous toll on our country, both in […]

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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 […]