Mission Statement: The System Office, an integral part of the University System of New Hampshire, supports and represents the system, its Board of Trustees, and institutions, advancing New Hampshire’s public higher education through strategic, innovative, and collaborative ideas and actions.


Executive Team

Catherine Provencher

Catherine Provencher, CPA

Chief Administrative Officer and Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs and Treasurer


James McGrail

James McGrail

Chief Human Resources Officer


Ronald F. Rogers

Ronald F. Rodgers

General Counsel and Secretary


Lisa Thorne

Lisa Thorne

Communications Director lisa.thorne@usnh.edu

Karen Benincasa

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Financial Affairs

Tia Miller

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison