The 2009 Executive Budget Document
George Mason UniversityMission Statement
George Mason University is pursuing four complementary paths: creation of a strong and vital undergraduate program to ensure the full development of its students; anticipation of the needs of the future through an emphasis on high technology; exposition of the public-policy implications of new societal directions; and promotion of the cultural life of its students and the region through an emphasis on the performing arts and humanities. The university views research as an integral part of the educational enterprise, involving both students and the faculty.Operating Budget History
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2005 Appropriation||$ 106,636,131||$ 339,468,063||3,119.00|
|2006 Appropriation||$ 117,789,698||$ 363,595,629||3,139.00|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 143,087,649||$ 429,509,413||3,441.71|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 151,159,344||$ 470,107,900||3,461.71|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2009 Base Budget||$ 153,017,813||$ 490,144,375||3,464.71|
|2009 Addenda||$ (9,799,203)||$ 0||0.00|
|2009 Total||$ 143,218,610||$ 490,144,375||3,464.71|
|2010 Base Budget||$ 153,017,813||$ 503,444,375||3,464.71|
|2010 Addenda||$ (18,112,369)||$ 15,400,000||95.00|
|2010 Total||$ 134,905,444||$ 518,844,375||3,559.71|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Adjust nongeneral fund appropriation to reflect additional positions and tuition and fee revenueProvides additional nongeneral funds and positions to support the educational and general programs for FY 2010. The additional revenue, generated from tuition and fee charges, will cover the expenses related to additional students, operation and maintenance for new facilities, utility increases, and library reference materials. For 2010, $15.4 million (NGF) and an increase of 95 positions.
Reflect Governor’s October reductions in agency budgetsReflects the reductions approved by Governor Kaine in October 2008 for 2009 and the corresponding continuation of savings in 2010. See Part D of this document for reduction details. For 2009, a decrease of $9.8 million (GF). For 2010, a decrease of $21.0 million (GF).
Implement targeted reductionsImplements targeted reductions for 2009 and 2010 included in Governor Kaine's 2008-2010 Budget Reduction Plan. Reduction details can be found in Part D of this document. For 2010, a decrease of $170,201 (GF).
Increase undergraduate student financial assistanceIncreases funding for need-based financial aid for in-state undergraduate students. For 2010, $3.1 million (GF).
Capital Totals for the Biennium
|$ 0||$ 0||$ 6,500,000|
Recommended Capital Budget Addenda
Construct Arlington II academic buildingProvides funds to furnish and equip the Arlington II academic building due to be completed in the spring of 2010. The facility will provide a 206,000 square foot facility of new academic precinct space, including faculty offices, conference rooms, an auditorium and a library. The project will be funded through general fund supported 9(d) bonds issued by the Virginia College Building Authority under the Twenty-First Century College Program. For the biennium, $5.0 million (NGF).
Construct Thompson, West and PohickProvides funds to furnish and equip West Hall which was completed in 2008. The facility renovated about 18,400 square feet and added space for office and classroom space for the College of Education and Human Development. The renovation included the upgrade of all mechanical and electrical systems, and the addition of an elevator to complete handicapped access in West Hall. The project will be funded through general fund supported 9(d) bonds issued by the Virginia College Building Authority under the Twenty-First Century College Program. For the biennium, $500,000 (NGF).
Construct Prince William Performing Arts CenterProvides supplemental funding to furnish and equip the Prince William Performing Arts Center which will be completed in the spring of 2010. The facility will provide about 85,000 square feet on the Prince William campus for a performing arts center. The debt service will be paid from revenues from the City of Manassas, Prince William County, and the university. The project will be funded through 9(d) revenue bonds issued by the Virginia College Building Authority. For the biennium, $1.0 million (NGF).
Budget Reduction Strategies
October Reduction Strategies
Implement higher education savings strategies
Institutions of higher education will implement strategies to capture savings through administrative streamlining, implementing program efficiencies and realignment. When identifying areas of savings, consideration will be given to preserving the core mission of the institution to ensure the delivery of quality instruction and student services. Included in this recommendation are estimated position reductions and layoffs for George Mason University. The institution will identify specific position reductions and layoffs upon approval of a final reduction plan by the Board of Visitors.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (9,799,203) $ (20,998,292)
December Reduction Strategies
Remove additional funding for pay practices
Removes the half-percent pay practices funding granted to Executive branch agencies in the 2006-08 biennium.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (170,201)