Operating Principles Guiding This Work

To ensure we identify strategic ideas that most advance the commitments made in the university’s 2030 strategic plan, we will:

  • Prioritize student success and necessary supports
  • Prioritize our people and their hard work
  • Prioritize DEI and the continued equity-serving nature of our work
  • Value systems thinking, nimbleness and an institutional mindset
  • Remember our fiduciary responsibility as stewards of public funds and students’ tuition dollars

Meet the Support Team

A dedicated team is supporting deans, vice chancellors, and their teams across the university through our budget realignment and growth initiative. This group is providing tools and resources to help each leader analyze their current situation, engage their community members and develop proposals for their units.

The team includes:

  • Katie Linder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Digital Strategy and Learning
  • Mitch Morecraft, Director, Strategic Plan Implementation
  • Amy McGuire, Strategic Plan Implementation, Project Management Lead
  • Jennifer St. Peter, Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget
  • Beth Myers, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Jim Bernsten, Financial Consultant from Syntropy Partners*
  • Elyse Jancosko, Change Management Consultant from Syntropy Partners*

*Please note that we have brought on outside consultants to assist us with management and analysis of our budget proposals because of the accelerated timeframe against which we are working and because of recent vacancies in our budget and finance operations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Because of the high volume of questions, we only post the most frequently asked questions and answers. If you do not see your question represented here, please reach out to your supervisor, chair, dean, or vice chancellor to follow up on your question.


Dollars and Cents

The Process

Potential Impacts

How to Engage

If you have any questions, please contact us, and we will respond asap.