Shared Governance: University Planning and Budget Committee (UPBC)

Updated July 2016

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The Gallaudet University Planning and Budgeting  Committee (UPBC) serves an advisory role with  respect to planning, resource allocation, and assessment; and monitors and facilitates  the University’s planning, resource allocation, and assessment activities.

The Committee's responsibilities include—

  1. Facilitating  evaluation of progress toward achievement of the institution’s strategic initiatives and the institution’s academic achievements;

  2. Facilitating  the University’s annual budget development process, including proposing the annual operating and capital budgets, and making recommendations for federal appropriation, salary treatment, and tuition;

  3. Facilitating  revisions to the Gallaudet Strategic Plan and facilitating discussions on relationship between the Gallaudet Strategic Plan and the Clerc Center Strategic Plan;
    1. Assuring that the University’s budget is aligned with the Gallaudet Strategic Plan and the Clerc Center Strategic Plan;
    2. Developing guidelines for preparing  and prioritizing action plans for the implementation of strategic plans at all levels (e.g., institutional and unit level); reviewing action plans within the context of strategic resource allocation; providing advice to the President’s Cabinet and the President; and establishing reporting mechanisms;
    3. Facilitating the monitoring of strategic goal outcome data including:
      1. Setting reporting schedule,
      2. Verifying data,
      3. Analyzing data and action plans in order to make recommendations for continuous improvement on campus, and
      4. Communicating the results of institutional effectiveness efforts to appropriate campus and external stakeholders to promote accountability and transparency;

  4. Reviewing results of university-level learning assessment updates and program reviews that are conducted on a regularly scheduled basis, and making recommendations on strategies and mechanisms to continually improve the quality of the institution.

  5. Assuring that GU meets all MSCHE and U.S. Department of Education (ED) expectations for planning, resource allocation, and assessment.


The Committee advises the President on the implementation and evaluation of its budget, Strategic Plans and all aspects of institutional assessment.


Reed Gershwind

Assistant Professor, Business Department, Faculty Fellow, Academic Affairs

Nicole Sutliffe

(co-Chair)/Executive Director, Administration and Operations, Clerc Center

Isaac Agboola


Kojo A,issa

Career COnsultant, Career Center

Kathryn Baldridge

Associate Professor/Faculty Athletic Liaison

Albert Benedict

Dean, Student Affairs and Academic Support

Emilia Chukwuma

Associate Professor/Chair, Director of Accounting Program, Business Department

Jean Cibuzar

Exective Director, Finance

Hollies Fallstone

HR Resource Coordinator, Clerc Center

Genie Gertz

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

William Hughes

Assistant Treasurer, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Patricia Hulsebosch

Associate Provost, Planning/Academic Quality/Institutional Research

Susan Jacoby

Executive Director, Planning, Development, and Dissemination. Clerc Center

Mary Keane

Director, Campus Activities & Commuter Programs; Vice Chair, Gallaudet Staff Council

Susan King

Associate Dean Graduate Admissions and Center for Continuing Studies, Graduate School

Gaurav Mathur

Interim Dean, Graduate and Continuing Studies

Earl Parks

Executive Director, Gallaudet Technology Services

Fred Weiner

Assistant Vice President, Administration, Program Development

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