Ad Hoc Committee on Budget Sustainability

Through shared governance, Delta State is progressing towards a sustainable future. The University must adapt and evolve to meet the challenges of today and prepare its students for tomorrow. Together, we can ensure a strong and sustainable budget for Delta State University.

The Ad Hoc Committee on Budget Sustainability is charged with presenting ideas for realistic revenue growth and/or expense reductions to reach the goal of having a “sustainable budget” of $40 million (currently $47 million) and includes the following requirements:

    • is built on reasonable revenue projections;
    • ends each year with a 3-5% contingency;
    • devotes that contingency to the university’s cash position until Delta State has at least 90 days cash on hand; and,
    • makes meaningful annual progress toward appropriate debt coverage ratios.