Office of the Provost

University Budget Committee


The University Budget Committee was formed in 2006 and initially charged by then Chancellor Bailey with designing a form of Responsibility Center Budgeting for UMKC that minimally: gives academic units significantly more control over their finances; encourages them to generate new revenue for themselves and for the institution; and ensures that they keep a significant portion of the revenue that they generate. Phase-in of the budget model subsequently recommended by the Committee began in FYE 2009. The Committee, chaired by Provost Bichelmeyer, is currently charged by Chancellor Morton with continuing to make recommendations as the budget model is fully implemented, and with advising the Chancellor on resource allocation matters generally and on specific budget-related issues that arise from time to time.


Membership Category, Number Current Membership Term

Provost (1)

Barbara Bichelmeyer

Deans (3)

Russ Melchert
Ted White
Bonnie Postlethwaite

3rd year
2nd year
1st year

Faculty Senate (2)

Sykes Berry, Sue
Roger Pick

3rd year
1st year

Faculty Senate Budget Committee (1)

Mark Johnson

1st year as Chair

Faculty Senate Chair (1)

Gerald Wyckoff

1st year

Staff Council (1)

Kevin Sansberry

3rd year

Chancellor's Direct Reports (2)

Curt Crespino
Carol Hintz

2nd year
1st year


Amy Prettejohn (Interim Director IR)
Karen Wilkerson (Planning & Budget)
Sharon Lindenbaum (VC for Finance and Administration)

At-Large (1)

Diane Filion

1st year

Report and Recommendations of the UMKC Budget Model Review Subcommittee

Archive Meeting Minutes

Budget Models