CSUDH Budget Update: April 6, 2009
The Governor released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2009/10 which permanently cuts the CSU budget by $66.3 million. As our Campus takes our share of an additional $50 million reduction in 2009, including our 2008 cut as well as a portion of the structural deficit, we must reduce our general fund budget by $3.8 million 2009/10. This represents more than a 6.5% divisional baseline reduction.
We have started the budget planning process with the Vice Presidents while utilizing the work of last year’s University Budget Committee. As we move forward, I will continue to communicate a transparent budget process so we can work together to address our significant budget reductions. Again, given what we know now, our highest priorities will remain the same: mission-critical services which include, a robust class schedule, retention of tenure and tenure-track faculty, and essential student support services.
In order to continue to communicate with everyone, we will be unveiling a website in the next couple of weeks that will hold all current budget communications from CSU Dominguez Hills as well as the Chancellor’s Office.
Dr. Mildred García
(Excerpt from April 6 Campus Update)