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Slippery Rock University is committed to fully informing its community regarding budget developments. This site has been created to provide faculty, students, staff and other visitors with timely updates, planning processes, and communication regarding the 2013/14 University budget. Please consult this page regularly for the latest information

 

 

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Budget suggestions: October 21, 2013


Suggestion #1: Parking on campus is a privilege to those students who purchase a parking permit. However, we offer the cheapest parking to our students I have ever seen (I have worked at 5 other universities). We could easily charge $100-$300 per semester and perhaps a few students would not make the purchase, but the revenue from that alone would be reoccurring and considerable for such an easy change. Suggestion #2: I see cars with no permit or a student permit parked illegally on campus daily. Simplybeing diligent with officers/ticket writers working throughout each working day would certainly prove to be very profitable.


Get bids and see if outsourcing the grounds maintenance would be a significant cost savings. The university would not have to buy and maintain all the equipment necessary for this work and reduce the staff in that area through retirements.


Why did we go to zone maintenance? We now have 4 complete shops instead of 1? The U.S. air force tried this and quit after 5 years. It looks good on paper but does not work in real life.

President Norton
 

September 30, 2013

Last Friday, the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees officially approved the fiscal year 2013-14 budget.

As I shared with you earlier this year in my State of the University address, we started the fiscal year with a $5.2 million structural budget deficit.  Through the efforts of many people, we were able to present the trustees with a balanced budget.

So, how’d we do it?
 
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