Message from President Roberts: Additional Information from April 23 Budget Conversation

Dear Colleague,

It was great to have so many employees attend our second All Campus Budget Conversation in person and remotely on April 23. Based on your feedback, we spent a shorter amount of time setting the context, followed by an hour answering questions and clarifying information.

Even with the hour of conversation, there were many questions we were not able to address, so the Executive Team (ET) has provided written answers to questions and have noted all comments. Please note, some additional questions have come in more recently that the ET has not yet been able to review, so we will continue to send out additional responses on Day at a Glance (DAAG).

Here are some additional data points you asked for during the April 23 meeting:

As a reminder, the timeline for the 2019 Budget Planning process was shared in a DAAG message on May 3. The Budget Planning process is just one piece of our entire 2019-20 budget process to close a $3M shortfall. Here are the other proposed elements in the process:

  • Hold open some vacant positions: Saving $800K
  • Reduce budgeted expenditures by 2%: Saving $800K
  • Assess where we can grow revenue, increase enrollment, and support retention
  • Remainder (~$1.4M) will come from cash balances

If you have any additional budget questions or requests for information, you can continue use the online comment form or the physical comment boxes in these locations:

  • FOSS 3rd Floor Break Room (Room 5325)
  • PUB 2nd floor Break Room (Room 9212)
  • 2800 Building (Math & Science Main Office)
  • 2300 Building (Health Occupations Room 2340)
  • Library Main Desk (4200 Floor)

Our third Budget Conversation will be on Thursday, May 16 (1:30-3:00 p.m.) in the Theater, Building 1600. I look forward to seeing you there.


Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.

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