The University Planning and Budget Committee (UPBC) is comprised of individuals from various campus constituencies: faculty, staff, students and operating divisions. The UPBC is responsible for recommending and evaluating the steps taken to ensure that the University is making progress on strategic initiatives and academic achievements. This includes reviewing the Gallaudet Strategic Plan and the Clerc Center Strategic Plan to make sure goals and objectives are relevant, determining which initiatives the University should prioritize, and making sure that both Strategic Plans support the guidelines which are set in place. The UPBC is also responsible for 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.

The University Budget Director is responsible for coordinating the University's annual request to the U.S. Department of Education. Gallaudet receives the bulk of its income in the form of an annual appropriation from Congress, and the Department of Education oversees the University's appropriation for the Federal government.

The University's FY 2017 Board-approved budget, as well as previous years' budgets are available on this page.


If you have any questions regarding the planning and budget process or the planning and budget documents, please feel free to contact the the UPBC co-chairs, Reed Gershwind and Nicole Sutliffe.

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