Finance and Budget Plan
- The Budget Office provided support to University departments for the GPR and
Program Revenue reductions and furlough impact on budgets. This was required
last year as part of the State of Wisconsin budget cuts.
- Following a UW System recommendation, the Budget Office worked on a plan to reduce cash reserves, and to separate capital projects debt service in Program Revenue from the operating funds in 128 accounts.
- The Budget Office developed a presentation for all PR budget managers (to help them prepare for the 2011-12 budget process), which was held in mid-August.
- The budget staff proposed updates to enhance the review process for all PR budgets and fees. The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services will complete a review of all fees, prior to final approval by the Chancellor. Randy Hedge will serve as resource to the Segregated Fee Committee, representing the Budget Office.
- Initial architectural studies were reviewed by a representative building study committee for the proposed Welcome Center. Following this work, a complete Market Study and Business Plan were prepared, and the land purchased from the city. We are now have confidence in the appropriate plan and scale, and will proceed with architectural plans and construction of a Welcome Center at the corner of Wisconsin and Pearl, to improve this entry point to campus. The center will include conference rooms to replace what was lost in River Center, and Corrections will be relocated to remodeled space in GCC.
- The operations of concessions at high school athletic events have been reviewed, and improvements made. Concessions will now be run by Athletics at UW Oshkosh rather than contracted to Sodexo, and non-University users of the Oshkosh Sports Complex will have the opportunity to rent concession facilities and equipment, if they so choose, to run their own concessions as a fundraising activity.
- A working committee has been established and to develop the vision for the new Child Learning and Care Center to be located in the old Lincoln School. Staff members in Administrative Services are working on financial modeling and a business plan.
- Randy Hedge, Lori Worm, and Tom Sonnleitner attended the 42nd-annual National Association for College Auxiliaries Services conference. They presented an educational session on “Tapping Renewable Energy in Your Community – UW Oshkosh’s Anaerobic Digester Project.” Hedge is completing his three-year term as the national chair of the Communications Services Committee of the Board of Directors.