The Budget Work Group was initially established by the president in Spring 2013 to provide counsel and recommendations for the university’s annual operating budget. The group comprises representatives from academic and administrative departments across all campuses, including appointees from Faculty Senate, Classified Staff Council and Student Government Association. In Fall 2013, the Budget Work Group expanded to include additional members from those groups.
For Fiscal Year 2015, the group began with $14 million deficit in the university’s operating budget. Working together, the group was able to utilize $5.5 million in one-time sources to reduce the deficit to zero and provide more than $2.3 million for faculty and staff raises.
For next year (Fiscal Year 2016), the Budget Work Group has explored various budget models and determined a hybrid model would be the best for Marshall. They have reviewed a prototype budget model and will continue in their advisory role throughout the budget process.