UAlbany Budget Updates
Message from President Philip on Tue, Sep 22, 2009
I want to extend my appreciation to all the faculty and staff who are working to make the new academic year such a success, despite our downsized financial resources.
As you know, the state of the economy continues to remain a concern for the University. While the national economy shows signs of improvement, the State of New York currently has a $2.1 billion state deficit. The Governor and the Legislature are expected to address this deficit with a mid-year reduction over the next month which could result in further reductions to the State University and our campus.
Over the past several months, the University has been working with SUNY System Administration to chart out our financial future. I plan to keep you apprised of budget developments as the process evolves. To this end, we are developing a new online budget resource with the latest information about the budget process. This should be available for the campus community shortly.
In the meantime, I encourage you to attend the conversation sessions that Provost Philips and I will be holding over the next several weeks. This is an opportunity for us to discuss, in an intimate setting, your ideas, concerns and suggestions regarding the University, including the state of the budget. Below is the initial series of dates and times.
* Wednesday, September 23 -- 9:30a -- Arts & Sciences, Room 122
* Thursday, October 1 -- 1:00p -- East Campus -- School of Public Health, Classroom 3 (Please note location change.)
* Wednesday, October 7 -- 12:00p -- Campus Center -- Patroon Private Dining Room. (We will purchase our own lunches in the Patroon Room.)
* Thursday, October 15 -- 9:30a -- Education 335
I hope you are able to attend one of these discussions. Please email us at: presRSVP@uamail.albany.edu
so we can work to accommodate as many faculty and staff as possible. As always, I also welcome your suggestions, comments, and concerns at SuggestionBox@uamail.albany.edu
Once again, thank you for all you do to make the University at Albany a premier institution of higher education.
George M. Philip