I want us to reflect back on our theme from the sesquicentennial celebration of Inspire, Engage and Transform. Where we are with our budget shortfall, reminds me that this is a time we must Inspire each other to stay vigilant, to focus on our mission and values, and to treat everyone with dignity, respect and civility.
I ask that we please Engage ourselves in opportunities to listen in, learn more, share ideas, and collaboratively consult in order to suppress speculation with information and to Engage in shared governance.
The Chancellor’s Office, in collaboration with iCIT, will be creating a budget landing page called Budgeting a Stronger Future: Reinvestment, Revenue and Reduction. This webpage will provide budget facts, information, engagement opportunities, FAQs, and opportunities to submit suggestions.
As stewards of place, we deeply care about our institution. Our engagement, collaboration and consultative problem solving will enable us to Transform our university as we seek and implement solutions to our budget shortfalls.