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September 12, 2003

Budget advisory committee begins its work

President Gregory Geoffroy met for the first time this week with a new President's Advisory Committee on Budget Priorities and Planning. Geoffroy will chair the committee, one of several groups that he and the vice presidents will consult as the 2004-05 budget is put together.

The advisory committee, smaller in size than past groups, will offer guidance on university-wide budget issues. The president and each vice president will meet with key groups in their areas to involve more university members in the budget process.

Geoffroy also said he and the vice presidents will appoint task forces as needed to study specific issues.

The university community again is invited to forward helpful ideas to planners. Input about specific budget items should be sent to the appropriate vice president. Input regarding university-wide budget issues should be sent to the advisory committee via Mark Chidister, assistant to the president for budget planning and analysis, e-mail: Geoffroy said he is committed to keeping the campus community informed throughout the budget development process.

Joining Geoffroy and Chidister on the committee are Jack Girton, Faculty Senate president; Sanjeev Agarwal, Faculty Senate president-elect; Mike Banasiak, Government of the Student Body president; Dee Egdorf, Graduate and Professional Student Senate president; Kevin Kane, Professional and Scientific Council president; Pat Murphy, University professor of food science and human nutrition; Lynn Paxson, associate professor of architecture; Max Rothschild, Distinguished professor of animal science; Patricia Thiel, Distinguished professor of chemistry; and R. Bruce Thompson, Distinguished professor of materials science engineering.

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