Message from President Davies
Thank you for visiting this site dedicated to the budgeting and planning process at EOU. The goal is to provide information as it is available and allow for the basis of a thoughtful dialog about EOU’s resources and future.
In June 2011 we initiated the first phase of our plan, “Positioning Eastern Oregon University for Mission Fulfillment and Financial Sustainability.” The intensive and inclusive process which lead to its development and adoption, allowed us to address in a proactive manner a serious financial and economic crisis for our University caused by the extremely poor economic conditions of our state.
Over the past year, due to various continued systemic practices and procedures, we have fully realized that in order to maintain our financial viability we need to make a series of alterations and adjustments. The PowerPoint entitled “University Sustainability Plan Update: 4/11/13” located under News and Updates below, outlines some of the various conditions that led to this conclusion and the meeting initiated the process of updating the Sustainability Plan. The continuation of the Plan follows the principles established in the initial Sustainability Plan.
On May 16, 2013 we released the Draft Recommendations of the continuation of the Sustainability Plan. This document is also viewable below. There are four PDFs—the body of the plan and three additional PDFs, which are the appendices referenced in the Draft Plan. Also, a link will be available to the audio file and PowerPoint from the May 16 University Hall meeting that provides an overview of the Draft Plan.
As stated in the Draft Plan & Update, the Provost, Deans and I will receive formal comments until June 7, 2013. Afterward, we will take all of the comments and suggestions into account and release the final version of the Plan & Update and make it available the following week.
These are not easy times and the decisions are difficult. We have been, and will continue to be, guided by our mission and service to our students and the region. We must live within the fiscal realities of our University and focus on those areas that consistently allow us to fulfill our mission and commitment to our constituencies throughout Oregon.
I sincerely appreciate your support and dedication to EOU. Our faculty, staff and students truly make this an exceptional and vibrant community. I look forward to receiving your comments.
President, Eastern Oregon University
News and Updates
- University Sustainability Plan Update: 4/11/13
- University Planning Focus and Priorities
- EOU’s Budgeting Paradigm
- University Town Hall on Sustainability Plan Adjustments & Implementation: 11/15/11
- Final Plan for Financial Sustainability: 6/6/11
- Letter to Students Regarding Budget Reductions: 5/20/11
- University Town Hall PowerPoint: 5/2/11
- Suggested Costs Savings / Revenue Generating Ideas
- University Town Hall PPT: 2/22/11
- FY 2010 Financial Report
- 2011 Quarterly Reports