Ohio University budget update
President's Message
Welcome to the Budget Update website. Over the course of the past several months, an abundance of information from many different sources has been disseminated widely concerning the current economic situation facing our university, state and nation. The purpose of this website is to provide one location for quick and easy access to accurate information about the current economic situation and how it could potentially impact the Ohio University community.

On this website, visitors will find the latest news from the Governor's Budget Office and the Ohio Board of Regents, initiatives undertaken by other public higher education institutions, and Ohio University's budget preparation and planning efforts. In the column at right, a list of resources and contact information for constituent representatives participating in the planning and preparation efforts is provided. If you have ideas or suggestions for ways to strengthen our operations, I encourage you to share your ideas and suggestions with the appropriate representative.

As we receive news from our state leaders and others, we will continue to update this site with timely, accurate information.

Roderick J. McDavis

President McDavis comments on FY 2014 University budget

Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following email to campus community members updating them on the FY 2014 University budget on Monday, April 22:

This past Friday morning, the Ohio University Board of Trustees approved our proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 operating budget. In so doing, the Board recognized the importance of sustaining academic excellence, maintaining affordability, supporting our workforce, attending to our physical environment, and contributing to the well being of our region and the state as a whole.

In our discussions with the Board about the proposed budget, we drew attention to the steps that have been taken to honor our commitment to affordability and accessibility for Ohio University students. We outlined key planning initiatives including those related to enrollment, infrastructure, residential housing, and total compensation. We underscored our commitment to ensure that institutional resources must be prioritized to support the integration of the University’s research and teaching mission, student success, globalization and the expansion of our eLearning footprint. And we noted the University’s unique leadership role in technology commercialization, and economic and workforce development in Southeast Ohio.

Read the full text of the president's message

Click to read archived key budget communications
Budget Resources

Budget Planning & RCM Resources

Deficit Reduction Plan issued Feb. 16, 2011 (Oak login required)

January-February 2011 Budget Presentation (Oak login required)

Budget responses issued March 29, 2010(PDF; Oak login required)

Budget overview issued March 29, 2010 (PDF; Oak login required)

December 2009/January 2010 Budget Web site input (Word; Oak login required)

Draft budget recommendations (PDF; Oak login required)

Resources to help understand the budget

University budget and finance offices
Budget Planning Council (BPC)
E-mail your BPC representative
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