Budget Workgroup Charge:

We are implementing a financial stability planning process to address the projected structural deficit and better position the campus to both support our core academic missions and further our progress toward strategic goals.

The Budget Workgroup will assist with the following tasks:

  • Reviewing unit-level and central multi-year plans to close the projected funding gap.
  • Reviewing areas where we have administrative inefficiencies, such as unnecessary duplication of services.
  • Assessing alignment of core academic resources with clear trends in undergraduate and graduate enrollment.
  • Making recommendations to campus leadership to inform the overall campus financial stability plan.
  • Reviewing and advising on options for a revised budget model.


  • Mary Lou Ortiz, CFO and Vice Chancellor, Division of Finance and Administration (Chair)
  • Ramona Agrela, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
  • Tom Andriola, Vice Chancellor, Information Technology and Data
  • Alyssa Brewer, Council on Planning and Budget Chair
  • Kate Brigman, Associate Provost and Chief of Staff
  • Ryan Cherland, Associate Vice Provost, Institutional Research and Decision Support
  • Drew Chesen, Chief Financial Officer, Division of Continuing Education
  • Edgar Dormitorio, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff, Student Affairs
  • Katherine Gallardo, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Budget Office
  • Martha Graciano, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Finance, Health Affairs
  • Maria Graziano, Assistant Dean, School of Physical Sciences
  • Jan Hirsch, Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Valerie Jenness, Chair Elect, Academic Senate and Distinguished Professor, Criminology, Law and Society
  • Bill Maurer, Dean, School of Social Sciences
  • Tyrus Miller, Dean, School of Humanities
  • Don Senear, Professor Emeritus, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and former chair, Council on Planning and Budget
  • Benedicte Shipley, Assistant Dean, School of Biological Sciences
  • Roxane Cohen Silver, Vice Provost, Academic Planning and Institutional Research
  • Lars Walton, Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff