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.

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    Setting tuition levels

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    Establishing merit increase pools

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    Modeling the multi-year budgetary impact of changing programs, policies and process changes

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    Managing faculty personnel policy implementation



Key Faculty & Staff

  • Linda Kosten Headshot

    Linda Kosten

    Linda Kosten, Ph.D., is the Senior Vice Provost for University Budget, Planning, and Administration at the University of Denver. Dr. Kosten manages the current and multi-year development of the budget, oversees the institutional research and analysis office and the campus partners business office. She also serves as vice-chair of the University’s Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC) and provides coordination and oversight for the University’s 40-some lead business officers. Dr. Kosten combines the work of these offices to provide relevant data for decision making to the leadership of the University serving on the Chancellor’s Cabinet and regularly reporting on key performance indicators (KPIs) and rankings to DU’s Board of Trustees. 

    Dr. Kosten has served DU for 30 years receiving eight promotions during this time. Since 2006 in the University’s budget and planning office, running this function since 2016. In 2023, Dr. Kosten served as Interim CFO. Prior positions included overseeing budget and planning in arts, humanities, social sciences, as well as housing and student affairs. In both appointments, in addition to overseeing budget, business operations, and human resources functions, she was involved in capital projects for new residence halls and a $70M performing arts center. She has her PhD and MA in higher education from the University of Denver and her BA in theatre and psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Dr. Kosten’s book, Decentralized Budgeting and the Academic Dean: Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Responsibility Center Management (2009), explores the effectiveness of RCM from the perspectives of 146 deans at 27 universities. She has consulted with other universities investigating a transition to decentralized budgeting, worked with the Lumina Foundation on investigating the connections between states’ outcomes-based funding policies and responsibility center management, and currently teaches Higher Education Finance in the higher education graduate program at DU. 

    Dr. Kosten serves as treasurer on the board for the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries as well as on the board of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) as the chair of the Comprehensive, Doctoral, and Research Institutions Committee (CDRIC).  In her free time, she is a certified yoga teacher having completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training through LifePower Yoga.

  • Clint Emmerich

    Clint Emmerich

    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 Teets

    Lanny Teets

    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


We are committed to transparency and provide access to the University’s Budget Transmittal to all DU employees on the Employee Tab in MyDU. Furthermore, we welcome questions from the community.

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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.


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