Ohio University

Budget | 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 in the 4x4 strategic plan. 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.
  • Monitoring and reviewing the University budget model.
  • Conducting and utilizing scans of internal and external financial trends as part of the budget process.
  • Receiving and reviewing the General Fee Committee's recommendation(s) to the President.
FY18 Membership List
Member Membership Status Term
David Descutner 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
David Thomas Faculty Senate Co-chair While holding Senate Office
Susan Williams Faculty Senate Finance and Facilities Chair While holding Senate Office
Renee Middleton Dean's Council 2015-2018
Matthew Schaftel Dean's Council 2016-2019
Randy Leite Dean's Council 2017-2020
Cindy Anderson Faculty-at-Large 2016-2018
Trevor Rycroft Faculty-at-Large 2017-2019
Landan Lama Student Senate President While holding Senate Office
Maria Modayil Graduate Student Senate President While holding Senate Office
Brooke Mauro Student Trustee 2018-2019
Jason Pina Vice President Council 2016-2018
Heather Gould Classified Senate Representative 2016-2018
Jessica Wingett Administrative Senate Representative 2016-2018

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 past meeting agendas, handouts, and minutes is available below. Please direct questions and comments to bpc@ohio.edu.

The first BPC Meeting will for FY18 will be held on August 24, 2017.