Budget Request Funds Key Initiatives

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Editor’s note, November 30, 2016: This message has been updated to include Board of Regents approval.

Kalbert Young

Kalbert Young, University of Hawaiʻi vice president for budget and finance and chief financial officer, shares the University of Hawaiʻi biennium budget request approved by the Board of Regents at its November 17 meeting.

The UH biennium budget submitted to the governor and the legislature requests $28,700,000 in the next fiscal year (FY2018) and $29,600,000 in FY2019 in additional general funds. The University of Hawaiʻi currently receives about $432.9 million in state general funds as part of its over $1.2 billion operating budget.

The budget requests are organized to fund initiatives in a number of themes that will advance the university’s four strategic directions: Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative, Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative, 21st Century Facilities and Developing High Performance Mission Driven Systems. The budget proposal can be viewed online (PDF).

 

Theme
FY2017-18 FY2018-19
Position Request $ Funding Request Position Request $ Funding Request
Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative 8.00 12,700,000 8.00 14,300,000
Driving Student Success 4.00 4,000,000 4.00 3,900,000
Academic Innovation –  2,500,000 –  3,500,000
Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao 4.00 3,350,000 4.00 3,500,000
Graduate Assistant Salary Support –  2,850,000 –  3,400,000
 
Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative 4.00 8,500,000 4.00 8,500,000
Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative –  3,500,000 –  3,500,000
UH Cancer Center 4.00 5,000,000 4.00 5,000,000
 
21st Century Facilities        
Facilities Management 5.00 4,700,000 5.00 4,000,000
 
High Performance Mission Driven System 30.00 2,800,000 30.00 2,800,000
Title IX, VAWA, Compliance 15.00 1,850,000 15.00 1,850,000
High Performance Mission Initiative 5.00 950,000 5.00 950,000
UH Hilo SBDC Positions 10.00 –  10.00 – 
 
TOTAL 47.00 28,700,000 47.00 29,600,000

The capital budget will request $216.6 million for FY2018 and $236.1 million for FY2019 to address capital renewal, progress on deferred maintenance and funding for projects to modernize each of the campuses within the UH System.

The governor considers requests from all state departments as part of the executive branch proposed budget submittal for the upcoming biennium to the legislature which convenes in mid-January. The biennium budget will be for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 and for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

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