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 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 and Analysis also reports to Linda and works very closely with the budget and analysis team on providing data and decision support.
Joe Benson has served in this office since 2016. Prior to joining the Provost’s Office, Joe served as Assistant Controller, Director of Budget and Planning for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics division, Director of University Business Services, Director of Student Financial Services, and Director of Budgeting for the Daniels College of Business. Joe received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming.
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 bachelor’s degree and MBA from University of Denver and is currently working on a Doctor of Education degree.
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.