President Eisler to Host Budget Forums on Campus

President David Eisler (left)Ferris State University President David Eisler plans to discuss the state of the university’s budget during a series of campus forums this fall.

The 90-minute budget forums are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Rankin Student Center Centennial Room and 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in Room 120 of IRC. Among other topics, the president plans to discuss the university’s current financial position and its outlook for the future. Eisler will share the dashboard that has been created to track the university’s financial progress on selected measures.

“We were fortunate this year to reverse the trend of reduced state funding as the state’s budget for public universities was increased by 3 percent. One portion of these funds was based upon performance goals and another was awarded based on tuition restraint,” Eisler said. “While we are grateful for this support, regrettably legislators decided to award these as one-time funds rather than base appropriations. Looking ahead, these trends – especially appropriations awarded as one-time funds – make budget planning increasingly more difficult and uncertain.”

The budget forum sessions will include an opportunity for people in the audience to ask questions with respect to budget-related matters.

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Last updated: 10-16-2012