About Budget and Capital Resources

Budget and Capital Resources, under the direction of Vice President Patrick Lenz, supports and provides recommendations to the President and the campuses in the effective utilization, allocation, and management of systemwide resources. The department:

  • Promotes the allocation and stewardship of operating and capital resources in support of the University’s mission and compliant with standards and policies;
  • Identifies opportunities and challenges through the proactive analysis of systemwide operating and capital resource management trends, and communicates and advocates for the University’s resource needs;
  • Develops strategic and operational initiatives that promote innovative, effective, and accountable management of systemwide resources;
  • Develops and administers resource allocation methodologies in support of the strategic goals of the Regents and the campuses;
  • Provides technical analysis, consultation, and administrative support for campus resource transactions requiring consideration by the President or the Regents; and,
  • Represents and advocates for the University’s interests with agencies and entities that regulate capital resources.

Capital Resources Management

Under the direction of Associate Vice President Deborah Wylie, the department provides systemwide leadership and campus support in the following areas: capital budget strategy, policy, and recommendations to the Regents and the State of California; capital project design and delivery strategies, policy, contract development and training; design professional selections; building/safety code and regulatory issues; land use and site planning, long range development plans, CEQA compliance and environmental documents; sustainability; and real estate transactions.

Operating Budget and Facilities Management

Under the direction of Associate Vice President Debora Obley, the department provides systemwide leadership and campus support in the following areas: development of the University’s annual operating budget requests to the Regents and the State of California consistent with the policies and priorities of the Board of Regents, including budget strategy recommendations, long-range budget projections, budget policy analysis, and consultation with faculty, staff, students and other constituencies on planning issues, resource needs, and budget priorities; advocacy in support of the University’s budget, including strategy development, preparation for legislative budget hearings, and representing the University in responses to requests for information from staff in the State capital; management of University operating resources, including recommendations and implementation of decisions related to the allocation of resources to the campuses, monitoring campus expenditures of all funds, reporting of budgetary outcomes, and assisting the Chancellors and other campus officers in addressing planning and budget issues; leadership and campus support for facilities operations/maintenance/renewal, utility matters, energy utilization; and strategic planning for the University’s long-term resource needs.