State Relations

July 21, 2008

President Emmert Pitches Budget and Long Term Enrollment Plans to HEC Board

This afternoon, President Emmert appeared before the monthly meeting of the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) in Seattle to present the University’s 2009-11 biennial operating budget proposal (just adopted last Thursday by the Board of Regents) and to discuss the UW’s 10-year enrollment and degree production plans.

Emmert’s appearance before the HECB was a joint presentation with WSU President Elson Floyd and focused on the contributions of Washington’s two research universities to meeting the state’s educational and economic development needs.  A copy of the two presidents powerpoint presentation will be posted to this website tomorrow.

In a separate presentation, Emmert then discussed the UW’s recently released 10-year enrollment and degree production plans which were unveiled last Thursday at a meeting of the Board of Regents.  That plan, which calls for increases in enrollments and degree production at all three UW campuses received some nice praise in this editorial which appeared in the Sunday Seattle Times.  A copy of this presentation will also be posted to the State Relations website tomorrow.

For those of you interested in a summary of the UW operating budget request, the final slide of the enrollment and degree production powerpoint presentation has a nice summary of each of the requested budget items tied directly to its corresponding HECB strategic master plan goal.

The UW’s biennial capital budget request will be submitted to the Board in mid-August and the more detailed operating and capital budget submittals are due to the Office of Financial Management in September.