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Strategic Budget & Planning Council



“The University Budget and Planning Council shall provide a new, transparent and inclusive process for the planning, budgeting and assessment of university strategic directions, investments, and facilities. The Council shall be advisory to the President. It will ensure that the University’s strategic plan and mission guide resource allocations and investments.”

 Read the full charge here


All SBPC Minutes and Agendas are posted HERE


All meetings are held in the Thomson Boardroom in Ballentine Hall unless otherwise noted

  • Thursday, January 29   10:00 – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, February 26 10:00 – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, March 26  9:00 – 10:30 am
  • Thursday, April 23   10:00 – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, May 21   10:00 – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, June 18   1:00 – 4:00 pm. (Please Note: This is an afternoon meeting and a longer time has been reserved in case it is needed at that time)


As of September 10, 2014

  • Staff: 
  • Donald DeHayes, Chair Provost
  • Christina L. Valentino, Vice Chair  Vice President Administration & Finance
  • Tom Dougan Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Gerald Sonnenfeld Vice President of Research & Economic Development
  • Naomi Thompson Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity
  • Thorr Bjorn Director of Athletics
  • Ellen Reynolds Assoc. Director, Health Services 
  • Sharon Bell Controller 
  • Kim Washor, Director, Office of Experiential Learning and Community Engagement
  • Faculty: 
  • Steven D'Hondt Professor Oceanography
  • Faye Boudreaux-Bartels Professor/Department Chair Electrical, Computer & Bio Engineering
  • Bahram Nassersharif Distinguished Univ Professor, Mech., Ind. & Sys Engineering & President, Faculty Senate
  • Rachel DiCioccio Associate Professor, Communication Studies
  • Deans/Associate Deans: 
  • Lori Ciccomascolo Dean CCE and Interim Dean HSS
  • Mark Higgins Dean, College of Business Administration 
  • Trish Morokoff Associate Dean, Arts & Sciences
  • Community Member: 
  • Ken Kermes External Representative
  • Students: 
  • Devon Swanson Chair, Graduate Student Association
  • Joseph Maynard President, Student Senate
  • URI Foundation Member: 
  • Wendy Bucci Chief Operations Officer, URI Foundation
  • Staff & Advisory Support: 
  • Ann Morrissey Special Assistant to the Provost for Academic Planning
  • Linda Barrett Director, Budget & Financial Planning

Download the current membership list (pdf)

Download the previous membership list (pdf)

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