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.
|Elizabeth Sayrs||Executive Vice President and Provost (co-chair)||Ongoing|
|Deb Shaffer||Vice President for Finance and Administration (co-chair)||Ongoing|
|Robin Muhammad||Faculty Senate Chair||While holding Senate Office|
|Sara 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||2019-2022|
|Randy Leite||Dean's Council||2017-2020|
|Florenz Plassman||Dean's Council||2019-2021|
|Janie Peterson||Student Senate President||While holding Senate Office|
|Kaelyn Ferris||Graduate Student Senate President||While holding Senate Office|
|Austin McClain||Student Trustee||2019-2020|
|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.
An archive of FY20 meeting agendas, handouts, and minutes will be available below as meetings progress. For meeting materials prior to FY20, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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