Colorado State University recognizes a need to design and implement a new budget model that will further the financial prioritization of our mission areas as well as proactively support growth and success in the ever-changing landscape of higher education.
The process of renewing our budget model will involve broad faculty, staff, and student engagement in conversations about future possibilities with CSU’s best interest in mind. It will allow us to shift from our current incremental budget to a model shaped by guiding values that enables continued alignment with our land-grant mission. The process of the Budget Model Redesign will enable us as a University community to collectively define a path forward that provides our colleges, centers, and divisions greater opportunity to invest strategically.
With input and representation from the University community, the process to design a new model will be future-focused, support entrepreneurial thinking, and foster adaptability to keep CSU competitive, enabling us to continue delivering on our mission of access and inclusive excellence, high-quality educational experiences, outreach and engagement, and unmatched research excellence with impact reaching around the globe. We aspire to build a new budget model that permits stronger avenues for creativity and discovery and increased agility while improving fiscal responsibility and transparency in our financial decision-making processes.