Budget Council



To create, communicate and implement logical and easily understood fiscal processes that lead to fair budgetary guidance or resource allocations that directly support University strategic goals and priorities.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Consideration of entire University budget (including Agencies).
  • The provision of advice and recommendations to the President, regarding broad budget issues, at the level of major functions of University operations (A&F, Academic Affairs, Student Success, Auxiliaries, Agencies, etc.)
  • Facilitate communication with the University community and provide regular reports through a variety of mechanisms.
  • Develop and communicate fiscal “best practices” to increase accountability.
  • Consider the potential impacts of budget decisions on units, employees and students.
  • Maintain an alignment between budget recommendations and the strategic plan – and continually assess the outcomes of budget plans.


VP for Administration & Finance, Chair
VP for Student Success or designee
*Department Head
Faculty Senate Representative
Staff Senate Representative
Professional Council Representative
ASMSU President or designee
Graduate Student Representative
Research Representative
*Outreach Representative
Planning Council Representative

*Positions are appointed on one year, renewable terms.