Budget and Capital Resources
Patrick J. Lenz
As Vice President of Budget and Capital Resources, Lenz will have responsibility for developing, approving, communicating and implementing the university's operating and capital resources acquisitions, allocation and long-range budget plans. Patrick’s areas of responsibility include the campus state operations budget allocations, state and non-state funded capital facility projects, real estate leases, sustainability, and energy contracts. He advocates before the Governor’s Office and the state Legislature for state General Fund dollars and capital construction funding.
Lenz has held senior budget positions in all three segments of California public higher education, most recently as assistant vice chancellor for budget for the California State University (CSU) system. Previously he held various positions with the California Community Colleges, including as the system's executive vice chancellor.
Patrick is a familiar and respected colleague to many of us after his years both at the California State University and the California Community Colleges. He is well-versed in Californian public higher education funding issues, and therefore is uniquely qualified to help us meet the budget challenges we face during what once again is shaping up to be an extraordinarily difficult fiscal situation in Sacramento.
Lenz joined UC after six years at CSU, where he was responsible for coordinating the System Budget Advisory Committee, which develops CSU budget requests, and for reviewing and approving all CSU campus funding allocations. He was also responsible for providing budget and fiscal policy briefings to members of the Executive Council of CSU Presidents and for advocating and testifying on behalf of the CSU in Sacramento
Prior to joining CSU, Lenz served in a variety of roles at the 109-campus California Community Colleges system. He rose from vice chancellor for fiscal policy to executive vice chancellor. Previously he served in a variety of fiscal roles for the California State Senate, including as deputy director for the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee.