Planning, Budgeting & Assessment Committee


The planning, budgeting and assessment committee (PBAC) consists of the following individuals:

  • President of the college
  • Vice president for finance and administration—chair
  • Provost and vice president for academic affairs, dean of the faculty
  • Vice president for enrollment management
  • Vice president for institutional advancement
  • Vice president for student life
  • Vice president for marketing and communication
  • Two faculty members elected by the faculty—serving two year terms
  • One faculty representative from the faculty executive committee
  • One staff representative from the staff council board
  • Dean of the graduate school
  • Executive director of human resources
  • Director of athletics

The planning, budgeting and assessment committee will be supported by the following individuals:

  • Director of institutional research and assessment
  • Budget director & investment administrator


The PBAC is a recommending body to the president and meets at least monthly throughout the year and is responsible for:

  • Reviewing short- and long-term planning priorities for the College, using assessment data and the College mission as primary references
  • Reviewing planning priorities annually in light of current and anticipated needs, external conditions, trustee decisions, etc.
  • Using established planning priorities to plan budget allocations
  • Assessing available funding in coming years and establishing budget goals
  • Evaluating expenditures from previous years based on annual assessment reports and considering appropriate increases or reductions in specific allocations
  • Reviewing and assigning priorities to new requests for funding
  • Charles Mann, vice president for finance and treasurer, committee chair
  • Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D., president
  • April Boulton, Ph.D., interim dean of the graduate school
  • William Brown, vice president for enrollment management
  • Nikki Bamonti, director of admission, staff council representative
  • Xinlian Liu, Ph.D, professor of computer science, faculty executive committee representative
  • Nancy Gillece, vice president for institutional advancement
  • Kevin Bennett, Ph.D, professor of chemistry, elected faculty representative
  • Sang Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and management, elected faculty representative
  • Susan Kolb, Ph.D., director of athletics
  • Tim Pollak, director of budget and treasury services
  • Deborah Ricker, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and provost
  • Laurie Ward, vice president for marketing and communications
  • Meg Timmons, interim director of human resources