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


Lisa Thorne

Lisa Thorne

Communications Director lisa.thorne@usnh.edu

Josh Dubroff

Josh Dubroff

Chief Procurement Officer

Chad Pimentel

General Counsel and Secretary


Tia Miller

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

Karen Benincasa

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Financial Affairs