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About the Budget Advisory Committee

Our purpose

The Budget Advisory Committee advises the President in developing a budget that reflects the College’s strategic plan and links financial resources to identified priorities. The committee has advisory authority on budget matters to the president, who is the final recommending authority to the Board of Trustees.  Final approval of the annual budget rests with the Board of Trustees.  The committee will focus its work on the education and general fund, institutional level budget, not on specific unit budget line items.

Our charge

The Budget Advisory Committee is charged with providing feedback and advice to the President related to budget requests.  In addition to considering requests for the funding of new initiatives, the Committee will advise the President on matters of employee compensation. 

The Committee minutes are kept on a secure site. Your access is authorized based on your network username and password.

Please click here to access the current year minutes.

The President's Budget Advisory Committee consists of the following:


  • Samantha Gallagher, CFO, Associate Vice President, Finance & Administration
  • Cheryl Nixon, Provost, Vice President, Academic Affairs


  • Steve Schwartz, COO, Vice President, Finance & Administration
  • Jeff Dupont, Dean, Student Engagement
  • Steve Elias, Dean, School of Business Administration
  • Michael Valdez, President Faculty Senate
  • David Blake, Faculty Representative
  • Lyahna Calton, ASFLC President
  • TBD, FAB Director
  • Erin Beezley, Staff Council Representative
  • Brenda Aragon, Staff Council Representative

Non Voting

  • Lauren Pope, Media Relations
  • Staci Ewing, Assistant Director, Budget Office