- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Senior UC leaders have established budget targets to absorb a $500 million reduction in state funding for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The Office of the President has assigned ANR a $6.2 million reduction for FY 2011-12. With the state budget still uncertain, they hope to present a final budget for regental approval in July.
To develop a well-considered budget reduction plan for ANR, VP Dooley has appointed a budget committee to develop scenarios for accommodating the $6.2 million reduction.
The committee is composed of Jennifer Bunge, associate director of ANR Budget Office; Morgan Doran, UCCE advisor in Solano County; Cheryl Gould, UC IPM administrative coordinator; Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Lindcove Research and Extension Center director and UCCE specialist; Rose Hayden-Smith, ANR Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Leader and UCCE advisor in Ventura County; Darren Haver, South Coast Research and Extension director and UCCE advisor in Orange County; Neil McDougald, UCCE county director in Madera County and UCCE advisor; Larry Schwankl, UCCE specialist located at Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center; and Jim Sullins, UCCE county director in Tulare County and UCCE advisor. Co-chairs are Kay Harrison Taber, ANR associate vice president-Business Operations, and Bill Frost, associate director of Research and Extension Centers. Donna Jones, ANR budget director, and Peggy Michel, deputy to the AVP-Business Operations, serve as resource staff.
The committee initially met May 16 and reviewed work conducted in previous budget analyses. They will discuss the reduction level and prepare budget scenarios to be presented to Program Council at the June 8 meeting. Program Council will discuss the scenarios and provide comments and recommendations to the ANR Executive Working Group.
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