Scenario and Financial Solutions Task Force (SFSTF)
Charge: This joint task force between the DU Board of Trustees and University personnel is charged with scenario planning regarding the impact the crisis will have on fiscal year 2021 and beyond. The SFSTF will consider and research a range of scenarios that may occur starting with the 2020 fall term. These scenarios will be characterized by a range of reductions in enrollments, revenue and in the endowment. The SFSTF will then analyze financial data against these scenarios and recommend solutions.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Senior vice chancellor for business and financial affairs
Trustee, BFA ’71
Mary Sue Colman
Vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center Operations
Trustee, MBA ’86
Vice chair of the Board of Trustees, MBA ’03
Vicente Sederberg Marijuana Law Chair and Professor, Sturm College of Law
Associate director and teaching professor, Pioneer Leadership Program, and chair of Faculty Senate’s financial planning committee
Vice provost for University budget, planning and administration
Interim provost and executive vice chancellor
Dean, Morgridge College of Education
Director of Finance and Operations, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Trustee, JD ’77
Assistant professor and department chair of religious studies, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Staff support: Claire Brownell
Director of University protocol
Timeframe: The SFSTF will provide updates throughout the summer and will continue its work at least into the fall term.
Because this task force consists of trustees and University personnel, it is important to keep in mind the fiduciary and strategic responsibilities of the Board of Trustees and the operational and administrative roles of University personnel.
A subcommittee of this group comprised of University personnel will develop a rubric to assess programs or units outside the division of academic affairs based on their impact and productivity. The subcommittee will collect data on each program or unit and ultimately make recommendations to the full SFSTF regarding the prioritization of these non-academic programs or units.