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K-State Today Student Edition

October 16, 2013

Members selected for University Budget Advisory Committee

By Communications and Marketing

President Kirk Schulz has selected members of the University Budget Advisory Committee. Members include:

  • April Mason, senior vice president and provost and committee chair
  • Cindy Bontrager, interim vice president for administration and finance 
  • Ron Trewyn, vice president for research
  • Pat Bosco, vice president for student life
  • Julia Keen, Faculty Senate president
  • Eli Schooley, Student Governing Association president
  • Jan Taggert, Classified Senate president
  • John Floros, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension
  • Lori Goetsch, dean of Libraries
  • Verna Fitzsimmons, dean and CEO of K-State Salina
  • David Dzewaltowski, kinesiology department head
  • Kelli Cox, unclassified professional representative
  • Dave Rintoul, faculty representative
  • Susan Erichsen, classified staff representative
  • Kyle Nuss, student representative
  • Taylor Wadian, graduate student representative

The role of the committee will include:

  • Evaluation of proposals requesting university funding for new initiatives, including those from colleges and other units.
  • Evaluation of tuition and fees recommendations from the Tuition Strategies Committee — how are we balancing affordability and access with need for increased revenue?
  • Development of alternate budgets or prioritized expenditures to respond to changing funding commitments by the state.
  • Construction and dissemination of a rolling three-year budget for the university (including current fiscal year, next year and following year).
  • Evaluation of budget reallocation plans from colleges and similar units.
  • Evaluation and recommendations on the use of state funds for major capital projects.
  • Regular email updates to the campus community as budget is developed during the course of the year. See the Colorado State example here.
  • Assistance in communicating budgetary priorities to both internal and external audiences.