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.



  • Denise O’Leary

    Chair of the Board of Trustees 

  • Leslie Brunelli

    Senior vice chancellor for business and financial affairs



  • Ed Anderson

    Trustee, BFA ’71 

  • Mary Clark

    Provost and executive vice chancellor

  • Mary Sue Coleman


  • Karlton Creech

    Vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center Operations

  • Deborah DeHass


  • Navin Dimond

    Trustee, MBA ’86 

  • K.C. Gallagher

    Vice chair of the Board of Trustees, MBA ’03

  • James Griesemer


  • Jeremy Haefner


  • Sam Kamin

    Vicente Sederberg Marijuana Law Chair and Professor, Sturm College of Law

  • Paul Kosempel

    Associate director and teaching professor, Pioneer Leadership Program, and chair of Faculty Senate’s financial planning committee

  • Linda Kosten

    Vice provost for University budget, planning and administration

  • Karen Riley

    Dean, Morgridge College of Education 

  • Greg Moore


  • Alana Phanichpatom

    Director of Finance and Operations, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

  • Doug Scrivner

    Trustee, JD ’77

  • Andrea Stanton

    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.