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Provost and VPFA invite employees to an RCM Day of Learning Dec. 9

On Friday, Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an email to all OHIO employees inviting them to an RCM Day of Learning.

Dear Colleagues,

As Ohio University continues its progress toward the development and implementation of a Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) budgeting model, a key next step is for members of the University community to hear from colleagues at other institutions about how RCM budgeting has affected the operations of their universities.

On Friday, Dec. 9, Ohio University will host our first "RCM Day of Learning" in Walter Hall and Grover Center. The purpose of this day of learning is to engage deans, budget managers, chairs, directors, faculty and staff in a discussion of RCM with the benefit of an expert panel whose members have both implemented RCM and worked in an RCM environment.

Our distinguished guests for this first in a series of RCM learning events include:

  • John Curry, Huron Consulting Group, formerly executive vice president at MIT

  • Pat Harker, president, University of Delaware

  • Scott Douglas, executive vice president  and treasurer, University of Delaware

  • Martha Pollack, vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs, professor of information, and professor of computer science and engineering, University of Michigan

  • Aimee Heeter, budget director, Indiana University

  • Doug Priest, associate professor, School of Education, and senior associate vice president for finance, Indiana University

Curry will present a keynote address at 10 a.m. in Walter Hall Rotunda. Following introductions, our guests will then conduct an hour-long open panel discussion on their RCM transition experience. Moderated by Executive Associate Provost and Chief of Staff Ann Fidler, this panel discussion will offer you the opportunity to ask questions of those who have participated in transitioning a university to RCM and whose universities operate under three different RCM models.

For those unable to attend, the RCM Day of Learning will be streamed live online. You can view it here.

Although this is but one in a series of RCM learning opportunities, it promises to be unique and exceptionally informative. We welcome your attendance and participation.


Pam Benoit
Executive Vice President and Provost

Stephen Golding
Vice President for Finance and Administration