A Message from President Mildred García
August 21, 2012
Dear Campus Community:
As we approach the start of the new academic year, I want toprovide you with an update on the CSU Fullerton 2012-13 budget.
Last Thursday I met with the 2012-13 PRBC Chair, Bob Mead and 2011-12 Chair, Kari Knutson-Miller to discuss the PRBC recommendations. Their leadership of this committee during these very difficult fiscal times as well as their continued work on the Strategic Plan is commendable. They have worked diligently to the benefit of the entire campus and deserve our thanks and gratitude for a job well done. It is evident that the recommendations of the PRBC are meant to ensure that CSU Fullerton continues to provide our students with an excellent academic foundation and superb student support services.
After carefully reviewing the Planning, Resource and Budget Committee’s (PRBC) 2012-13 budget recommendations, I am approving the 2012-13 recommendations. Further, I can assure you that our advocacy work will continue with our State Legislators and Governor.
CSU Fullerton’s history of fiscal responsibility puts us in an excellent position to manage the proposed cuts this academic year. The economic crisis as well as the possibility of additional cuts in 2013-14 necessitates that we plan for additional cuts in the future. While as a campus community we will be faced with making some difficult decisions across the entire campus, I know that together we will come together to ensure that CSU Fullerton will be stronger than ever. Because of your commitment, dedication and love for this campus and our students, I know that we will negotiate through these times. Vice President for Finance & Administration, Bill Barrett will communicate and coordinate the specifics of budget allocations stemming from this decision directly with each Vice President and their respective financial managers.
Please join me in applauding the PRBC for their difficult work! I look forward to working with all of you as we continue to get to know each other better and thank you for your support! I know that collectively we can make the 2012-13 academic year one of our very best!