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Ask Cam

Will the budget budge?

December 30, 2009

Question: "Hey Cam, what is the budget looking like for FY11?"

Cam’s response:

You are all grown-ups, so your mascot is going to shoot straight with you: 2009 was not the best year for budgets. I know, it’s shocking to hear, but it’s the truth.

Because the State of Colorado is looking at a budget shortfall, and higher education one of the only areas the state can cut from the budget, we’ll need to brace for budget cuts around here for the 2010-2011 academic year. (I, myself, have decided to forgo horn polishing at the salon and just take care of that at home in my stall.)

I may be a big wheel around here, but I am no good at math and for that reason they leave me out of the budget talks. Dr. Frank did a presentation on this in December and you can watch the video and see the slides here at this link and scroll to the bottom to find the box marked "President Frank's Faculty Open Forum on the Budget."

Like many movies these days, it is long but has a great ending.

If you have an idea of ways CSU can save money, you can send them to

Thrifty is the new nifty,