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Budget Model Panel Discussion

Recording of the meeting is now available online


The UTSA campus community participated in a panel discussion on incentive-based budget models from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 26 in BB 2.01.02., Richard Liu Auditorium.

The session—open to all staff, faculty and students—precedes the debut of UTSA’s new budget model pilot this fall.  Prior to the event, questions were submitted to

Hosted by the Finance and Budget Modeling Task Force, the panel featured representatives from four universities that have experience with or are currently using incentive-based budgeting. Attendees gained insights into lessons the panelists learned when implementing new budget models at their institutions, along with the benefits incentive-based budgets provided to their universities.  

Following presentations from each panelist, the previously submitted questions were asked of the speakers in a QA format. Attendees were then able to ask the panelists questions about their experiences with new budget processes. BudgetPanel

The webinar link is now available on the Finance and Budget Modeling Task Force web page at

The panelists included:

Douglas Priest, Ed.D.
Indiana University, Bloomington
Priest has served in various academic and administrative roles at Indiana University since 1972. In an administrative capacity, Doug has served most recently as Senior Associate Vice President for Finance for the Indiana University system. Over the years he has served on the Bloomington campus in a variety of dean’s roles, Associate Vice Provost, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, and Associate Professor of Higher Education, all on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. He also has a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor Emeritus of Higher Education.

Drew Clark, Ph.D.
Auburn University
Clark has served as Director of Auburn’s Office of Institutional Research since 2004 and is Auburn’s accreditation liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. He also holds a faculty position as Associate Professor in the Department of English. During the development of Auburn’s strategic budgeting model, he served on the initiative’s Steering Committee, presenting the proposed model in numerous campus forums and helping to develop new shared governance procedures required by the university’s change in resource allocation methodology.

David Jewell, MBA
University of Wyoming

Jewell serves as University of Wyoming’s Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs. An experienced financial manager, he has helped design the University of Wyoming’s new management systems including planning and implementation surrounding WyoCloud, UW’s new Oracle cloud-based systems for financial management, human capital management, grants management, budgeting and planning, supply chain management, and reporting and analytics. Jewell's work experience includes multiple roles in Vanderbilt University’s Provost’s Office of Finance and Administration and as Interim Director of Finance and Administration at the Vanderbilt Law School. As a consultant for Huron Consulting Group, he worked with more than a dozen universities in the U.S. and Canada on resource allocation, planning and management, and financial reporting projects.

Michael A. Pagano, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Pagano serves as Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and holds a faculty appointment as a Professor of Public Administration. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, former co-editor of Urban Affairs Review and director of UIC’s Government Finance Research Center. Pagano has published more than 80 articles on urban finance, capital budgeting, federalism, transportation policy, infrastructure, urban development and fiscal policy. He has delivered more than 100 papers and speeches, and he received grants from numerous foundations and agencies. He serves on a variety of professional organizations, including the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago), the Pension Committee of the Civic Federation, and the Urban Land Institute. 

Representatives from Huron Consulting, the firm assisting with UTSA’s budget redesign efforts, attended the panel discussion to contribute to the dialogue.  

The Finance and Budget Model initiative launched in October 2017 with the goal of identifying a new budget model to optimize UTSA’s resources and improve financial performance. Read more about the budget modeling process.

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Updated 6-27-18 Posted 6-11-2018