In Fall 2016, Chancellor Dorothy Horrell established five priorities to guide our ongoing success:
- Student success
- Scholarly preeminence
- Community impact
- Inclusive excellence
- Long-term financial sustainability
The budget redesign clearly supports the fifth priority, as this new approach provides us with more control and transparency around our resources to plan for long-term success. However, financial stability is the foundation for all our other efforts. Without a strong financial core, we cannot meet the needs of our students, support our faculty and staff or create a vibrant campus community. Our new incentive-based budget model is being designed to align our goals and actions with our strategic vision.