On March 8, VP Dan Dooley met with the county directors to discuss the budgets for the UC system and for ANR, multi-county partnerships and recruiting for advisors and specialists.
The governor has proposed a $500 million cut to UC’s budget. Dooley said that the governor won’t sign a budget that isn’t structurally balanced so if the tax extensions don’t get on a special June ballot and approved, UC may be faced with a $1 billion cut.
Referring to the state budget allocation, Dooley said, “The reality is we’re not going to know what our next fiscal year’s budget is until after the June election.”
A 15-minute video recording of excerpts of Dooley’s talk can be viewed at
In his State of the State address on Monday, Governor Brown reinforced the fact that our budget difficulties are unprecedented and that virtually everything that depends on state funding must adapt to new realities.
While many things must happen before we have a final state budget, here are some things we do know:
- The governor’s budget proposes a $500 million cut for UC in 2011-12, a 16.4 percent reduction. State budget cuts could be deeper if proposed tax extensions fail because the cuts cover only half of the shortfall in state revenues.
- UC’s budget gap is really closer to $1 billion, when factoring in state General Fund reductions and...
Statewide YFC program org chart unveiled
The organizational chart for the new Statewide Youth, Families and Communities Program has been released. The new program encompasses the administration and leadership for the 4-H Youth Development Program (4-H YDP) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), as well as other ANR youth, nutrition, family and community programs.
Last June, AVP Barbara Allen-Diaz announced the restructuring of nutrition education, youth and community programs with the goals of improving the communication between county and state offices, identifying new opportunities for collaborative efforts, streamlining administrative functions, maximizing funds and other...
The following is a message from President Yudof in response to Gov. Brown's proposed budget, released yesterday.
January 10, 2011
I wanted to reach out to each of you personally today to share the news that the Governor's proposed budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year includes deep cuts to the University of California. While this news is not a surprise given the state's financial crisis, I recognize that it means additional sacrifice for all members of the UC community, who have already sacrificed much.
You are the heart and soul of this University, and it will take all of us, working together, to find a way...
UC Executive Vice President Nathan Brostrom has appointed Donna Jones interim director of UCOP budget, providing overall leadership for the Office of the President budget, effective Jan. 1, 2011.
Jones, who is currently ANR budget director, is taking on the responsibilities of Michael Rancer, who is retiring from the UCOP director position. She will continue to perform budget-related duties for ANR during her one-year appointment and will remain ANR budget director. Jennifer Bunge, ANR associate budget director, will assume many of Jones’ day-to-day duties in ANR during the year.
“Donna’s joint appointment presents a wonderful opportunity for ANR to work more closely with the UCOP and systemwide budget offices,” says Kay...