• The FY24-25 General Fund budget will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval on July 12, 2024.
  • The Budget Office will load the approved FY24-25 budget to Workday by July 19, 2024.
  • General Fund base budget amendments requested after May 22, 2024, will be held for processing until after the approved budget is loaded.

Welcome to the University Budgets Office!
The University Budgets department is responsible for leading the development of the annual General Fund budget that is ultimately presented to the Board of Trustees for their approval each year in June.  The Budgets department coordinates the annual schedule, communicates due dates for budget requests, executes revenue and expenditure assumptions defined by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and prepares various budget presentation materials for SLT and the Board of Trustees.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing SLT concise and accurate analyses to support decision-making
  • Assisting university departments in the development of their annual budgets
  • Assisting university departments in the estimation of wage and fringe benefit expenses related to new position requests
  • Managing the position budget process
  • Monitoring budgets throughout the year by comparing actual results against the budget and communicating variances as necessary
  • Producing and submitting reports required by the State of Michigan, HEIDI, IPEDS and other agencies associated with higher education

University Budgets Office
2015 James H. Zumberge Hall
(616) 331-2233

Budget Department Staff

Jennifer Schick, Director of University Budgets
[email protected] - 331-2231

Andrea Westdorp, Assistant Director of University Budgets
[email protected] - 331-8030 

Terri Suess, Assistant Director of University Budgets
[email protected] - 331-2234

Budget Department Staff

Davidpaul Lemmen, Senior Budget Analyst
[email protected] - 331-2396

Jenna Corgan, Accountant 
[email protected]  - 331-2331

Susan Genton, Budget, Finance, & Auxiliary Services Assistant
[email protected] - 331-2831

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