A message from the Assistant Vice President, Financial Strategy & Planning

The Office of Financial Strategy & Planning efficiently and effectively plans and manages the financial resources of the University of Rhode Island to forecast revenues and expenditures, optimizing financial resource allocation to best support the University’s educational, research and public service mission.

We maintain a high standard of knowledge, expertise, service, ethics, and professional integrity while providing sound counsel in the financial planning and decision-making process of the University.

We are staffed by financial professionals who have the requisite knowledge, skills, and training to assist University personnel at all levels in the budget process. This expertise ensures that budget and financial decisions will be made in the best interest of the University and in compliance University policies, the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island, and the State of Rhode Island budgeting process.

We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions. Please submit any questions, comments and/or suggestions to the Office of Financial Strategy & Planning.


John Poehlmann, MBA, MPA
Assistant Vice President, Financial Strategy & Planning
Office of Financial Strategy & Planning
University of Rhode Island

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