Mountains on the horizon are seen from Western's campus with a view of Bellingham from above.

Strategy, Management & Budget

The university's home for budget planning, management, analysis, and stewardship of financial resources. Strategy, Management & Budget reports to the Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs and collaborates with units across campus to provide budget, financial planning, and analysis functions at the university.

What We Do

  • Develop and implement policies governing resource allocation
  • Analyze budgets from the state Governor, House, and Senate
  • Recommend strategies relating to legislative funding requests
  • Assist in planning, producing, and monitoring biennial and annual budgets for the university
  • Provide financial planning and analysis at the institutional level
  • Serve as the primary resource for state executive and legislative offices
  • Monitor compliance with budget policies
  • Work to ensure budget resources are planned, allocated, and expended in support of Western's strategic goals