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From the President

Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Response to College Senate Recommendation: Broad-Based Fee Increase

At its April 13, 2018, meeting, the Student Welfare Committee, with the support of the Budget and Staff Allocation Committee, recommended a motion to support an increase of the broad-based fee to align with enrollment and budgetary changes as follows:

WHEREAS, enrollments have declined for the past three years, causing a reduction in revenues for the broad-based fee accounts; and

WHEREAS, fringe benefit costs continue to increase expenses; and

WHEREAS, in the past years, administration has balanced the accounts by reducing administrative overhead expenses, internal reallocations, expenditure controls, and fee increases,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the College Senate support the administration’s broad-based fee increase of 2.6 percent of the HEPI* cap (or $34) for the 2018–2019 fiscal year to include the following individual changes: increases for Athletics = $6; Health = $14; and Technology = $14.

I hereby accept the recommendation of the College Senate to increase the broad-based fee by $34 for the 2018–2019 fiscal year. I charge the vice president for finance and management with the responsibility for implementing this change.

* Higher Education Price Index (HEPI)