Updated July 2017


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
Khadijat Rashid Interim Dean, SEBHS
Kojo Amissa 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 Executive Director, Finance
Hollie 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