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Core Values

  • The budgeting process is driven by basic principles:

    • Students come first. Educating students is always the highest priority.

    • Consultation with faculty, students and administration on matters of the strategic plan and budget decisions are an inherent integral part of the shared governance of the University.

    • Cuts and/or increases are not made “across-the-board.” Doing so violates the purpose of the strategic plan and is a formula for mediocrity.

    • The University cannot be all things to all people. The budget reinforces the strategic priorities of the University to preserve the overall quality of the institution.

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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