Economic Sustainability

Financial stability will allow the university to realize its goals and strategically build and plan for its next 60 years.

Charge

  • Develop sustainable plans that add to the economic vitality of the university 
  • Reduce the university’s carbon footprint and create a university-wide commitment to the environment 
  • Inform university decisions with credible data

Pursue campus carbon neutral operational practices and policies

  • Develop an environmentally-friendly sustainability plan
  • Identify energy cost savings
  • Explore reasonable and attainable ways to reduce campus's carbon footprint

Leads: Bryan Dadey, Carol Glick 

Complete development of strategic enrollment management plan 

  • Identify strategies to grow enrollment and credit hours
  • Continue to diversify student body
  • Sharpen recruitment efforts with targeted and effective communications and other tactics

Lead: Melissa Stone 

Create & implement new budget model (underway)

  • Move to a Responsibility Center Management budget model
  • Move to zero-based budgeting practices

Leads: Bryan Dadey, Leigh McGrath 

Diversify revenue sources

  • Begin work on next university capital campaign
  • Identify alternative revenue streams to support university initiatives

Leads: Casandra Ulbrich, Bryan Dadey 

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