University Budget & Planning
Aligning Resources to Strategic Priorities
University Budget & Planning develops an operating budget that's aligned with the University's mission as a great private university dedicated to the public good. Timely reports from the Institutional Research aid our decision-making, planning and policy-formulation processes.
Setting tuition levels
Establishing merit increase pools
Modeling the multi-year budgetary impact of changing programs, policies and process changes
Managing faculty personnel policy implementation
Key Faculty & Staff
Dr. Linda Kosten has served in this office since 2006 as Assistant Provost, Associate Provost, Senior Associate Provost and now Senior Vice Provost for Budget, Planning & Administration. Prior to joining the Provost’s Office, Linda served as the Director of Budget and Planning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences divisions at DU, and worked in DU’s Department of Residence prior to that. Linda received her bachelor’s degree from University of California Santa Cruz, and her MA and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver. The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis works closely with Linda’s budget team to inform strategic planning and decision making at the University.
Dr. Clint Emmerich has served in this office since 2017. Prior to joining the Provost’s Office, Clint served as Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration for the Sturm College of Law, Financial Analyst in the Controller’s Office, and Student Organizations Comptroller in the Student Life division. Clint received his BSBA, MBA, and Ed.D. from the University of Denver.
Lanny has served in this office since 2021, following his initial role at DU as the Director of Advancement Business Services. Before joining DU, he was the Director of Finance for the Mountain Division at Vail Resorts, overseeing the consolidation of monthly reporting, forecasting, budgeting and P&L analysis for 37 resorts in 3 countries. Prior to his time at Vail, he was the Senior Director of Finance & Strategic Development at DaVita, where he led the financial analysis, development, and operational decision support functions for a strategic business initiative focused on building a nationwide physician network. Lanny brings over 15 years of progressive experience in financial and strategic analysis, general management, and project management spanning multiple industries. He earned his BSBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MBA at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.
About Our Office
In concert with other campus offices, we offer planning tools and training on the University’s budget, finance and human resource systems and processes. Our supplied resources include information, training documents, and professional development tools for business officers through a course in Canvas.