The 2010 Executive Budget Document
George Mason University [ http://www.gmu.edu/ ]Mission 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 Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 143,087,649||$ 429,509,413||$ 278,573,547|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 151,159,344||$ 470,107,900||$ 287,140,170|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 143,243,610||$ 490,144,375||$ 331,031,963|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 133,454,253||$ 518,844,375||$ 340,484,091|
|2011 Base Budget||$ 133,454,253||$ 518,844,375||$ 340,484,091|
|2011 Addenda||$ (6,480,520)||$ 75,828,961||$ 12,590,641|
|2011 Total||$ 126,973,733||$ 594,673,336||$ 353,074,732|
|2012 Base Budget||$ 133,454,253||$ 518,844,375||$ 340,484,091|
|2012 Addenda||$ (19,883,452)||$ 70,434,318||$ 16,740,886|
|2012 Total||$ 113,570,801||$ 589,278,693||$ 357,224,977|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2011 Base Budget||1,082.14||2,478.57||3,560.71|
|2012 Base Budget||1,082.14||2,478.57||3,560.71|
Capital Totals for the Biennium
|$ 1,999,205||$ 0||$ 89,799,000|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Distribute Central Appropriations amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved to or from Central Appropriations to cover the cost of items such as changes in retirement and other benefit contribution rates, as well as the distribution of other centrally funded items.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($2,009,634) ($2,009,634)
Adjust nongeneral fund appropriation to reflect additional fee revenueAdjusts the appropriation for revenue generated in Educational and General programs from charges in specific areas, such as the English Language Institute, Study Abroad, and continuing education courses. This also includes revenue generated from course and admissions fees, and late registration and tuition fees.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $4,529,506 $4,529,506
Adjust nongeneral fund appropriation to reflect additional student aid revenueAdjusts the appropriation for revenue generated from dedicated tuition charges to support undergraduate and graduate student financial aid.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $2,602,000 $2,602,000
Adjust nongeneral fund appropriation to reflect additional tuition and fee revenueIncreases the appropriation for revenue generated in Educational and General programs from instruction contracts and premium priced tuition.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $1,028,069 $1,028,069
Distribute amounts for real estate fees to agency budgetsTransfers amounts for fees charged to agencies for central lease administration from the Department of General Services to agency budgets.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $254 $254
Provide nongeneral fund appropriation authority to reflect additional auxiliary enterprise revenueIncreases the appropriation for auxiliary enterprise programs to accommodate additional student fee revenue and debt service requirements.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $32,100,000 $32,900,000 Authorized Positions 15.00 28.00
Provide nongeneral fund appropriation authority to reflect additional grant and contract activityIncreases the appropriation for sponsored programs to reflect increased grant and contract activity. The funds will come from a combination of federal, state, private and local sources.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $12,000,000 $25,000,000 Authorized Positions 18.00 25.00
Provide nongeneral fund appropriation authority to reflect additional student financial assistance revenueIncreases the appropriation for financial aid to accommodate an increase in tuition to support financial assistance.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $1,300,000 $2,000,000
Implement higher education savings strategiesImplements strategies to capture savings through administrative streamlining, effecting program efficiencies and realignment. When identifying areas of savings, the institutions will give consideration to preserving the core mission to ensure the delivery of quality instruction and student services. A portion of the reductions to higher education institutions will be offset with the use of revenue from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($4,171,140) ($17,574,072)
Remove one-time funding for performing arts programsRemoves one-time funding originally provided in 2009 for performing arts programs at George Mason University.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($300,000) ($300,000)
Provide funding for operation and maintenance of new facilitiesIncreases the appropriation to permit the institution to address some of its operating and maintenance requirements while using its own resources.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $2,374,743 $2,374,743 Authorized Positions 8.00 8.00
Utilize State Fiscal Stabilization Fund for general fund supported programsUtilizes the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 designated for higher education to support educational and general programs and student financial assistance.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $19,894,643 $0
Increase position level in auxiliary enterprisesIncreases the position level for the university's housing operation. The University will not renew the current contract for the outsourced management of it's housing function and will now operate the function in-house. Additional positions are needed to deliver services for housing and residential life.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Authorized Positions 120.00 120.00
Recommended Capital Budget Addenda
Construct Student Housing VIIProvides supplemental funding for a previously authorized project to construct a new housing facility. The additional funds will allow the university to provide sufficient food service equipment, mechanical upgrades, seating, lighting, finishes, casework and additional fire/safety protection systems. The project will be funded from the issuance of 9(d) revenue bonds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds $750,000 $0
Construct Addition to Student Union IProvides supplemental funding for a previously authorized project to construct an addition to and renovate Student Union Building I. The additional funding will provide for the replacement and upgrading of the main HVAC units in the facility, as well as the replacement of air handlers and distribution equipment. The project will be financed by the issuance of 9(d) revenue bonds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds $2,400,000 $0
Construct Campus Entrances, Fairfax CampusProvides for the construction of new traffic patterns at three entrances of the Fairfax campus. The existing entrances are antiquated in their layout and are not responsive to the recent external traffic plan improvements nor are they conducive to increasing internal traffic counts experienced at the Fairfax location. The project will include traffic studies and interaction with VDOT to determine the actual reconfiguration of the on and off campus changes to be implemented. The project will be financed through the issuance of 9(d) bonds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds $8,547,000 $0
Construct Campus Entrances, Prince William CampusProvides for the construction of a new campus entrance and improves the existing entrance at the Prince William campus. Currently, Edwin King Lane provides the primary entrance into the Prince William campus. This project involves the construction of a second major entrance at Innovation Drive and University Drive to alleviate traffic congestion caused by limited access into and from campus. The project will be financed from the issuance of 9(d) bonds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds $1,211,000 $0
Construct New Global CenterProvides for the construction of a 15,000 square foot facility to house the College of Health and Human Services global programs. The new facility allows the university to co-locate two global programs for coordination and programming perspective. The project will be financed through the issuance of 9(d) bonds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds $5,015,000 $0
Renovate CommonsProvides for the renovation of the common housing complex which consists of seven buildings and one community building originally constructed in 1986. The project will be financed through the issuance of 9(c) revenue bonds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds $16,002,000 $0
Renovate Concert HallProvides for the renovation of the Center for the Arts building originally constructed in 1990. The project includes upgrades to building mechanical and electrical systems as well as technology and life safety upgrades. There will also be acoustical and seating upgrades, lighting, rigging and control systems as well as minor work to back stage support areas and an expansion of the lobby spaces and the addition of a food service type facility. The project will be financed through the issuance of 9(d) bonds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds $0 $41,064,000
Renovate Field HouseProvides for the renovation of the existing field house, originally built in 1982. The facility has undergone numerous minor renovations and upgrades over time. However, the HVAC system needs significant realignment to accommodate current and planned loads. In addition, the roof is currently failing and leaks are noticeable in numerous locations to the point that significant water flows into the building envelope during athletic recreational activities. The project will be financed from the issuance of 9(d) bonds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds $9,186,000 $0
Renovate Student ApartmentsProvides for the renovation and life safety upgrades of student apartments, consisting of nine buildings and approximately 109,000 gross square feet, originally constructed in 1977. The project will be financed through the issuance of 9(c) revenue bonds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds $0 $3,098,000
Repair Aquatic and Fitness Center HVACProvides for the correction of shortcomings in the mechanical ventilation system in the natatorium of the Fairfax campus aquatic and fitness center. Left uncorrected, these shortcomings could lead to imminent failure of the system and force shutdown of the facility. The project will be financed through the issuance of 9(d) bonds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds $2,526,000 $0
Construct Shirley Gate Sports Complex (PPEA)Provides for the evaluation, through the Private-Public Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (as amended), of market potential for construction of a regional recreation and sports complex to be located on the Shirley Gate property.
Construct Lab Building, Prince William (PPEA)Provides for the evaluation, through the Private-Public Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (as amended), of innovative financing strategies for construction of a new 60,000 gross square foot research lab building on or near the Prince William campus. The financing strategy may involve collaborative research partnerships with private companies.
Construct Student Housing, Prince William (PPEA)Provides for the evaluation, through the Private-Public Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (as amended), of market potential for construction of student residences on or near the Prince William campus. The project would consist of approximately 200 units with a variety of types to include upper level and graduate student housing.
Revise items to be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009Substitutes general fund dollars for fiscal stabilization funds to ensure that stimulus funds are utilized in a manner consistent with the provisions of state and federal law. Chapter 781 provided fiscal stabilization funds for planning efforts associated with construction of the Campus Library Addition, Phase I. Instead, the stabilization funds will be used support sheriffs’ offices. An offsetting amendment is provided in the caboose bill under the Compensation Board.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $1,999,205 $0