Budget Framework Advisory Committee

Members of the Budget Framework Advisory Committee were appointed to provide advice and recommendations with respect to campus budget issues.

Members of the advisory committee provide ideas, critique and feedback on on budget issues and approaches with a primary focus on what is best for the university. 

Core principles

The Budget Framework Advisory Committee has assisted in development of the following core principles: 

  • Our commitment to students' success and experience will not be compromised. 
  • The good of the university as a whole drives the discussion of resource allocation adjustments. 
  • Administration and faculty have shared responsibility and accountability to support responsible financial management. 

Throughout this process, we will hold firm to our principles and primary mission by: 

  • Continuing to make progress on the strategic plan goals identified in “To Boldly Go.” 
  • Continuing to invest in infrastructure needs. 
  • Leveraging and diversifying our activities appropriately across all fund sources and strategically growing fund sources to support our mission and goals. 
  • Enabling all employees to work smarter and direct their effort toward the most benefit for the university. 
  • Using benchmarks and data in decision-making. 
  • Weighing long-term risks and return on investments. 


  • Committee Lead
  • Mary S. Croughan, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
  • Committee Members
  • Ian Blake, Executive Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Science
    Stephen Cavanagh, Dean, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
    Helene Dillard, Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    Sarah Mangum, Associate Vice Chancellor, Budget and Institutional Analysis
    Heather Rose, Professor and Chair, School of Education and Senate Committee on Planning and Budget
    Clare Shinnerl, Vice Chancellor, Finance, Operations and Administration
    Jason Stewart, Assistant Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost
    Noel Sousa, Director of Finance, UC Davis Health
    Tania Walden, Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer, Development and Alumni Relations, UC Davis Foundation