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Hearings on next year's budget set for Jan. 30

January 25, 2013

VPs, deans make case for FY 2014 requests in all-day open meeting.

Budget hearings for Fiscal Year 2014 will be held Jan. 30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Cherokee Park Ballroom in the Lory Student Center. The process is open to the entire campus community and the general public.

This year’s hearings look to be a little more positive than those in the recent past. The state budget submitted to the Joint Budget Commission by Gov. John Hickenlooper in November includes a proposal for $30 million more in state funding for higher education; Colorado State's share of that total is approximately 20 percent. This is a significant change from the past three years that have seen about $193 million in funding cuts to Colorado colleges and universities. The budget must still be approved by the state Legislature, but administrators are optimistic.

“The state fiscal situation is such that we are planning for a year without unit-level budget reductions for the first time in several years,” said Provost Rick Miranda. “This is great news, and our enthusiasm for this situation comes with some responsibility to deploy any positive budgets toward our highest priorities.”

One-day event

This year’s hearings will also be shorter than last year’s, which were held over two days. Vice presidents and deans will each have 15 minutes to present their budget priorities. They will make their arguments for the initiatives they have submitted earlier in the budgeting process – what they are for, why they are important, and answer any questions.  Miranda will summarize the requests that emerged from SPARCfest last week and present the latest draft of the FY 2014 budget.

Based on the information presented at the hearings, an updated draft budget will be compiled and ready for review and feedback from the campus community in mid-to-late February, according to Miranda.

A final budget must be in place before the state’s fiscal year begins on July 1.

View an archive of budget documents here.

Schedule of FY 2014 Budget Presentations

8-8:10 a.m. Welcome and Overview (Rick Miranda)

8:10-8:25 Advancement (Brett Anderson)

8:25-8:45 Diversity (Mary Ontiveros)

8:45-9:05 College of Business (Ajay Menon)

9:05-9:25 Warner College of Natural Resources (Joyce Berry)

9:25-9:45 College of Agricultural Sciences (includes AES) (Craig Beyrouty)

9:45-9:55  BREAK

9:55-10:15 College of Engineering (Steve Abt)

10:15-10:35 College of Liberal Arts (Ann Gill)

10:35-10:55 College of Applied Human Sciences (Jeff McCubbin)

10:55-11:15 College of Natural Sciences (Jan Nerger)

11:15-11:30 College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (Mark Stetter)           

11:30-12:30 p.m.  LUNCH

12:30-12:45 Graduate School (Jodie Hanzlik)       

12:45-1 Enrollment and Access (Robin Brown)

1-1:15 Student Affairs (Blanche Hughes)

1:15-1:30 International Programs (Jim Cooney)

1:30-1:45 Engagement (includes Extension) (Lou Swanson)         

1:45-2 Research (Bill Farland)

2-2:15  BREAK

2:15-2:30 University Operations and Public Safety (Amy Parsons)

2:30-2:45 Information Technology (Pat Burns)

2:45-3 External Relations (Tom Milligan)

3-3:15 Athletics (Jack Graham/Steve Cottingham)                                                                            

3:15-3:30 Provost (VPUA, VPFA, SoGES)   (Rick Miranda)                                  

3:30-3:45 ASCSU (Regina Martel)

3:45-4 SPARC Recap (Rick Miranda)                                         

4-4:30 Draft FY14 Budget and Closing Remarks (Rick Miranda)                                    


Contact: Kathy Duquoin
E-mail: kathy.Duquoin@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-3985