LEADS Budget Realignment Initiative

 

The LEADS Budget Realignment Initiative (BRI) will identify permanent cuts that will allow us to quickly meet the new budget targets.  Longer term, the initiative will restructure our budget to align with the NMSU LEADS 2025 Strategic Plan.  

The BRI process will be coordinated by a team that will solicit and review input and develop recommendations for the NMSU President and Chancellor. The Rapid Coordinating Team will consist of faculty and staff experienced in working with university budgets.  

  • Andy Burke & Renay Scott, co-chairs. Ruth Johnston, Chris Erickson, Julia Parra, Alisha Giron.  
  • Supported by Kim Rumford, Budget Office; Justin Bannister, Marketing and Communications, Melody Munson-McGee, President’s Office.  

They will collect advice and input from:  

  • Faculty Advisory Council on Budget and Restructuring  
  • University Budget Committee  
  • Strategic Planning Committees, and   
  • Other groups and Tiger Teams created to address specific issues  

 Their work must be consistent with findings of data on effectiveness and efficiency for academic and administrative units. 

This group is charged with bringing recommendations to the Executive team, including the Chancellor, regarding:  

  1. Current budget: Recommend any immediate reductions and opportunities to reduce strategic investments, transfers from I&G, and other areas of our budget. 
  2. Budget Scenarios: The coordinating team will review all units’ budget reduction goals and identify reductions consistent with our NMSU LEADS 2025 strategic plan.
  3. Community input: Request and review ideas from the broader NMSU community on what could be reduced, streamlined, restructured, or eliminated.
  4. Restructuring opportunities: Identify and evaluate restructuring opportunities in addition to programs and services that can be eliminated.
  5. System impacts: Identify portions of the plans that may impact other units across the NMSU System. 

Revenue enhancement opportunities requiring a change in policy will be considered by a separate group. 

 

 




 

Budget Realignment Teams

Name Department Team Membership
Andy Burke (Co-Chair) Administration and Finance BRI, UBC
Renay Scott (Co-Chair) Student Success BRI, UBC
Ruth Johnston Chancellor's Office BRI
Julia Parra Faculty Senate Representative BRI and NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring, UBC
Chris Erickson Faculty Representative BRI
Alisha Giron Staff Representative BRI
Kim Rumford (Ex-Officio) Budget Office BRI, UBC
Justin Bannister (Ex-Officio) Marketing and Communications BRI
Melody Munson-McGee (Ex-Officio) President's Office BRI
Lakshmi Reddi, Dean College of Engineering (Dean’s Council Representative) UBC
Karla Volpi Employee Council Staff Representative UBC
Matthew Madrid ASNMSU President UBC
Tanner Schaub University Research Council Representative UBC
Karen Kopera-Frye Faculty Senate Representative UBC
James McAteer Faculty Senate Representative UBC
Ricardo Rel Government Relations UBC (Non-Voting Member)
Natalie Kellner President's Office UBC (Non-Voting Member)
Matthias Burkardt, Distinguished Achievement Professor Arts and Sciences NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
David LoConto, Professor Arts and Sciences NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
Richard Pratt, Professor ACES NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
Priscilla Bloomquist, Professor ACES NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
Kevin Melendrez, Department Head Business NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
Maria De Boyrie, Professor Business NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
Xeturah Woodley, Associate Professor Education NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
Steve Stochaj, Professor Engineering NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
David Jauregui, Professor Engineering NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
Jason Mallonee, Associate Professor Health and Social Services NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
Karen Kopera Frye, Former Associate Dean Health and Social Services NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
Susan Beck, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Faculty Senate Library NMSU Advisory Council on Budget & Restructuring
Carol Parker Provost UBC
Luis Cifuentes Vice President for Research/Dan of Graduate School UBC