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
  • Provost
  • VP for Student Success or designee
  • *Dean
  • *Department Head
  • Faculty Senate Representative                     [Designated by Senate]
  • Staff Senate Representative                         [Designated by Senate]
  • Professional Council Representative            [Designated by Council]
  • ASMSU President or designee
  • Graduate Student Representative                [Designated by ASMSU]
  • Community Member                                     [President's Advisory Council]
  • Research Representative                             [Designated by VP Research]
  • *Outreach Representative
  • Planning Council Representative                 [Non-Voting]


*These positions will be elected.