University Planning

Presentations

FY16-17 Statewide Budget Context and Results: October 2016

The Governor and General Assembly have made two emergency (stopgap) appropriations to Illinois public higher education since the March 2016 power point presentation made to the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees. Western’s appropriated funding totals $46.3 million, with an additional $10.1 million in MAP grant reimbursements. Per state legislation, the $46.3 million can be applied to expenses incurred during Fiscal Year 2016 and the first six months of Fiscal Year 2017. Current received Fiscal Year 2017 funding for Illinois public higher education is at 29% of expected levels.

The materials in this power point presentation include historic information on institutional and state funding. It also included mission-driven plans and results to increase revenue, decrease expenditures, and reduce reliance on state appropriations, while continuing to deliver a high-quality educational experience grounded in the core values of the University. Western Illinois University continues to move ahead. Together, we continue building an even stronger and better University for the future. We have done so by making necessary but difficult decisions and continuing to advocate for the restoration of full funding for Illinois public higher education.

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FY16 Statewide Budget Context and Results: March 2016

The State of Illinois at the time of presenting this Report to the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees was in the ninth month of the unprecedented Fiscal Year 2016 budget impasse. However, this is not the first set of fiscal challenges related to state General Revenue Funding (GRF) for all of the Illinois public universities. This presentation sets the statewide budget context for Illinois public higher education by reviewing the State’s budget process, and funding trends over the last 14 years that includes reductions, rescissions, delayed payments, and the current budget impasse. This presentation will also address the University’s mission-driven plans and results to increase revenue, and decrease expenditures and reliance on GRF funding, while continuing to deliver a high-quality educational experience grounded in core values of Western Illinois University.

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