Budget Enhancement Implementation

Implementation is currently underway to complete the 7 identified budget enhancements. This effort will continue throughout the 2021-2022 academic year with the goal of implementing facets of these enhancements by Fiscal Year 2023 which begins on July 1, 2023. Each enhancement is being led by an implementation team with standing meetings occurring for each throughout the academic year.

Implementation Timeline

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Working Group

  • Chair – Chris Cowen (CFO)
  • Cammy Abernathy (Engineering)
  • Julie Johnson (Pharmacy)
  • Gary McGill (Business)
  • Jeanne Mastrodicasa (IFAS)
  • Chris Hass (Academic Affairs)
  • William McCullough (Academic Affairs)
  • Julie Rhee (Research)
  • Laura Huntley (Health Sciences)
  • Will Strnad (Business Affairs)
  • D’Andra Mull (Student Affairs)
  • Chris McCarty (Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Cathy Lebo (Institutional Planning and Research)

Implementation Teams

1. All Funds Model (Launched 09/2021)
  • Lead – Chris Cowen (CFO)
  • Michael Reid (Health and Human Performance)
  • Saby Mitra (Business)
  • David Christie (Foundation)
  • Laura Huntley (Health Affairs)
  • Melissa Stuckey (Athletics)
  • Cheryl Gater (Academic Affairs)
  • Mike Johnson (Foundation)
  • Jim Kelly (Shands)
  • George Kolb (Budget Office)
  • Julie Wang (Budget Office)
2. Step-Down Costing (Launched 09/2021)
  • Chair – Chris Cowen (CFO)
  • Elaine Turner (Agriculture)
  • Judi Russel (Libraries)
  • Will Strnad (Business Affairs)
  • Barb Sedesse (Information Technology)
  • Chris Hass (Academic Affairs)
  • Andy McCullough (Academic Affairs)
  • George Kolb (Budget Office)
  • Julie Wang (Budget Office)
3. Deferred Maintenance (Launched 09/2021)
  • Chair – Charlie Lane (COO)
  • Jim Webb (Dentistry)
  • Jeanna Mastrodicasa (IFAS)
  • Cheryl Gater (Academic Affairs)
  • Mark Helms (Facilities Services)
  • Carrie Bush (Chief Operating Officer)
  • Elias Eldayrie (Information Technology)
  • George Kolb (Budget Office)
  • Julie Wang (Budget Office)
4. Overhead Allocation (Target 11/2021)
  • Chair – Chris Cowen (CFO)
  • David Richardson (Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Hub Brown (Journalism)
  • Jeremy Sibiski (Medicine)
  • Barb Sedesse (Information Technology)
  • Will Strnad (Business Affairs)
  • Selcuk Erenguc (Business)
  • George Kolb (Budget Office)
  • Julie Wang (Budget Office)
5. General Funds Supplement (Target 11/2021)
  • Chair – Joe Glover (Provost)
  • Cammy Abernathy (Engineering)
  • Julie Johnson (Pharmacy)
  • Gary McGill (Business)
  • Jeanne Mastrodicasa (IFAS)
  • Chris Hass (Academic Affairs)
  • William McCullough (Academic Affairs)
  • Julie Rhee (Research)
  • Laura Huntley (Health Affairs)
  • Will Strnad (Business Affairs)
  • D’Andra Mull (Student Affairs)
  • Chris McCarty (CLAS)
  • Cathy Lebo (Institutional Research)
  • George Kolb (Budget Office)
  • Julie Wang (Budget Office)
6. Strategic Funding (Target 01/2022)
  • Chair – Joe Glover (Provost)
  • Chair – David Norton (Research)
  • Laura Rosenbury (Law)
  • Onye Ozuzu (Arts)
  • Laura Huntley (Health Affairs)
  • David Bloom (Faculty Senate)
  • Meena Thiyagarajah (IFAS)
  • CLAS Representative (TBD)
  • Engineering Representative (TBD)
  • George Kolb (Budget Office)
  • Julie Wang (Budget Office)
7. Capital Governance (Target 02/2022)
  • Charlie Lane
  • Chimay Anumba (Design, Construction, and Planning)
  • Cammy Abernathy (Engineering)
  • Dana Zimmel (Vet Medicine)
  • Carlos Dougnac (Planning, Design, and Construction)
  • David Christie (Foundation)
  • Carrie Bush (Chief Operating Officer)
  • Alan West (Treasurer)
  • George Kolb (Budget Office)
  • Julie Wang (Budget Office)

UF will also work with other campus stakeholders to socialize the work being accomplished and potential future-state impacts via several mediums including on-going University business officer meetings, campus-wide forums, and regular updates to this landing page.

Ongoing Campus Engagement

As this process continues, UF will look for ways to continually engage with campus to ensure stakeholders are aware of any potential impacts to operations. In addition to being able to reach out to any members on either the Working Group or one of the Implementation Teams, UF will coordinate a campus-wide forum in the Spring to further convey the changes happening to the budget model. During that session, stakeholders will be able to ask questions to help further prepare and acclimate for any changes.

If you have a question or your campus group would like to be further engaged, please submit a request here .