Ohio University

Budget Planning Council


Co-chaired by the Executive Vice President and Provost (EVPP) and the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA), the Budget Planning Council is an advisory body that is a key component of the established governance mechanisms of Ohio University. The University's budget process is guided by the priorities established by the President's Strategic Pathways. The Budget Planning Council is charged with serving an advisory role to the President regarding current and multi-year budget issues, long-term financial policies and funding priorities. The Council members serve as representatives of the entire University community as they conduct Council business. They also communicate to and provide feedback from their respective constituent groups on institutional budget policy and financial planning issues that impact the long-term health of the institution. The co-chairs communicate the Budget Planning Council's advisory recommendations to the president.

The duties and responsibilities of the Budget Planning Council include the following:

  • Ensuring overall financial policies and budgetary guidelines are consistent with and promote institutional priorities.
  • Recommending to the President the general assumptions and principles leading to the construction of the University budget.
  • Reviewing and recommending approval of tuition, fee, and internal rate requests.
  • Conducting and utilizing scans of internal and external financial trends as part of the budget process.
  • Receiving and reviewing the Student Fee Committee's recommendation(s) to the Board of Trustees.
FY19 Membership List
Member Membership Status Term
Chaden Djalali Executive Vice President and Provost (co-chair) Ongoing
Deb Shaffer Vice President for Finance and Administration (co-chair) Ongoing
Joe McLaughlin Faculty Senate Chair While holding Senate Office
Sarah Helfrich Faculty Senate Vice Chair While holding Senate Office
Susan Williams Faculty Senate Finance and Facilities Chair While holding Senate Office
Matthew Shaftel Dean's Council 2016-2019
Randy Leite Dean's Council 2017-2020
Joe Shields Dean's Council 2018-2021
Hans Meyer Faculty-at-Large 2018-2019
Dale Masel Faculty-at-Large 2018-2020
Madison Sloat Student Senate President While holding Senate Office
Maria Modayil Graduate Student Senate President While holding Senate Office
Faith Voinovich Student Trustee 2018-2019
Jason Pina Vice President Council 2018-2020
Amanda Graham Classified Senate Representative 2018-2020
Tim Epley Administrative Senate Representative 2018-2020

In addition, a representative from the President's Office and staff members from administrative units attend as non-voting members.

Past Meetings

An archive of FY19 meeting agendas, handouts, and minutes will be available below as meetings progress. For meeting materials prior to FY19, please reach out to budgetplanning@ohio.edu.

Please other direct questions and comments to bpc@ohio.edu.

April 18, 2019 Materials (PDF)

April 4, 2019 Materials (PDF)

March 28, 2019 Materials (PDF)

February 28, 2019 Materials (PDF)

February 7, 2019 Materials (PDF)

January 24, 2019 Materials (PDF)

December 13, 2018 Materials (PDF)

November 29, 2018 Materials (PDF)

November 19, 2018 Materials (PDF)

October 25, 2018 Materials (PDF)

October 4, 2018 Materials (PDF)

September 20, 2018 Materials (PDF)

September 6, 2018 Materials (PDF)

August 30, 2018 Materials (PDF)