Administration & Office Staff

Phone: (603) 535-2210
Fax: (603) 535-2654
Location: The Office of the President is located in the Speare Administration Building, third floor, Room 301

Plymouth State University Cabinet Members

Special Assistant to the President

Office of the President Staff

Pat Bahr, Senior Administrative Assistant

PatBahr-3228-Web-EditPat Bahr joined the President’s Office in October, 2012. She manages the President’s calendar and is responsible for office management, Cabinet support and reception. She assists with various projects and events for the Office of the President. Pat is an alumna of Iona College, N.Y., with a B.S. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Toxicology from St. John’s University, N.Y. Prior to coming to PSU, most recently, Pat was General Manager at South Peak Resort in Lincoln, NH.

You can contact Pat (603) 535-2210 or


Janet Capaul, Executive Associate to the University President & Communications Liaison

jcapaulJanet Capaul joined the President’s Office in October 2006. She is responsible for communications, events, and planning for the Office of the President. She also supports the President as a liaison to the USNH Board of Trustees, the President’s Cabinet, faculty, staff, alumni, government officials, the community, and other external organizations with whom the President has a significant affiliation.

Janet is an alumna of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with a B.A. in American History. Prior to coming to PSU, Janet spent much of her career in resort marketing.

You can contact Janet at (603) 535-3039 or


Laura Hinman, Executive Assistant

Laura Hinman joined the Office of the President in January 2011. Her responsibilities include planning of various presidential and university events, supporting the day-to-day office operations, and facilitating the needs of the president.

Laura is an ’83 alumna of Plymouth State University with a BS in Business Administration. Prior to coming to PSU, Laura spent most of her career as co-manager of Dartmouth College’s Minary Conference Center in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

You can contact Laura at (603) 535-2274 or

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Hope for Hypertension

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