Budget


Mission Statement

Lamar University’s Budget Office facilitates the optimal use of university financial resources and provides timely, useful budget information to the University community and its constituents.


Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1 - Resource Management and Reporting

  • Objective 1 - Develop budgets that control funding for major capital, repair and renovation, and construction projects.
  • Objective 2 - Present budget data in a transparent format that is widely accessible to the University community and its constituents.
  • Objective 3 - Provide accurate and prompt reports and information to the University community regarding budgetary and other selected financial reports.
  • Objective 4 - Prepare the annual Operating Budget for approval by the Board of Regents.
  • Objective 5 - Prepare the biennial Legislative Appropriation Request and all supporting documents and requests for the legislative session.
  • Objective 6 - Implement and maintain the University's annual operating budget and handle budget adjustments throughout the year.

Goal 2 - Planning

  • Objective 1 - Provide timely and transparent forecast information (single scenario with fixed assumptions).
  • Objective 2 - Develop financial models to enable decision-makers to compare and analyze multiple scenarios with variable assumptions.

Goal 3 - Innovation - Continual improvement in methodologies and increase resource availability

  • Objective 1 - Optimize long-term financing opportunities for capital projects.
  • Objective 2 - Model the cash flow of multi-year projects.
  • Objective 3 - Standardize data collection used in tuition modeling and reporting requirements.
  • Objective 4 - Remove line items from the budget document.
  • Objective 5 - Continue to automate the budget process and enhance technology offerings.
  • Objective 6 - Minimize the use of external databases/spreadsheets in analyzing data.
  • Objective 7 - Participate in and support the development of non-financial data warehouse information to assist academic units in decision-making.