Second budget redesign forum is Aug. 22

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Second budget redesign forum is Aug. 22

Hawks Hall
Craig Chandler | University Communication

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will host a forum on its ongoing budget redesign from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 22 in Howard L. Hawks Hall, Room 002.

Open to the campus community, the forum will be hosted by Chancellor Ronnie Green. Bill Nunez, vice chancellor for business and finance and Kathy Farrell, dean of the College of Business will present a brief overview of the hybrid Responsibility Center Management model, as well as the progress made to date.

This forum will also feature a panel of peers from select research universities who have experience with similar budget models. Panelists include:

Brian Burnett — University of Minnesota

Brian Burnett

Brian Burnett is the senior vice president for finance and operations, chief financial officer and treasurer at the University of Minnesota. He previously served as the University of Missouri’s system vice president for finance and chief financial officer. Burnett received a doctor of philosophy in educational leadership, research and policy from University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

Tim Boosinger — Auburn University

Tim Boosinger

Tim Boosinger served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Auburn University from 2011 to 2018. During his time at Auburn, he led 25 academic support units and colleges with an annual budget of $300 million. Boosinger also led the development and implementation of a more strategic approach to budgeting university resources.

Elaine Turner — Auburn University

Elaine Turner

Elaine Turner is dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida, where she provides leadership for instructional programs across the 16 departments and schools. Turner also holds a faculty appointment as professor in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.

M.A. Venkataramanan — Indiana University-Bloomington

M.A. Venkataramanan

Venkataramana currently serves as vice provost for finance and strategy initiatives at Indiana University-Bloomington. In his role, he oversees a $1.7 billion campus budget, including managing the budget process for all academic units and overseeing fiscal operations and program management for campus auxiliaries.

Since last spring, Nebraska has formed a steering committee and hired consulting agency Huron to assist with the management and implementation of the project. The incentive-based budget model is expected to be implemented in summer 2021.

To view a timeline or learn more, click here.

Those unable to attend the forum in-person can watch via Zoom. A video of the forum will also be uploaded to the site after Aug. 22.

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