In December 2016, Wichita State University President John Bardo established a Budget Advisory Committee to encourage open communication with the campus regarding potential budget cuts.
This committee began meeting in January. It is charged with four substantial tasks to aid and advise the President's Executive Team:
- Suggest budget priorities that are consistent with the institutional strategic plan in the event that there is another reduction in state appropriations.
- Gather information regarding areas where long-term budget efficiencies might be achieved while increasing effectiveness in achieving strategic goals.
- Suggest areas that might result in increased income that are consistent with the strategic plan.
- Communicate regularly with the campus regarding ideas and discussions.
The committee will focus on the WSU funds in greatest jeopardy, those known as the State General Fund, representing about $72 million in appropriations made to the university by the governor and Legislature for the current fiscal year.
For information, contact David Miller, University Budget Director, at email@example.com or 978-5821.