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Note: This page was updated on February 8, 2021.

Dear DU community members,

To better engage the community in budgetary decisions and increase transparency, the University of Denver has established the University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC). The UBAC will review peer practices, data and the results of commissioned studies to make budget allocation recommendations to DU’s leadership. Ultimately, with the concurrence of the chancellor, the committee will include ways in which our resources can best help the institution achieve its strategic goals.

The UBAC will comprise faculty and staff members, deans and students with a comprehensive University perspective and an interest in financial matters. The UBAC’s members will also regularly consult with and update their constituent groups.

The establishment of the UBAC strengthens DU’s commitment to shared governance. Moreover, the UBAC will help DU manage the complex budgetary decisions the institution faces as it moves forward toward achieving the five strategic imperatives, which will ensure our success, today, tomorrow and many years into the future.

University Budget Advisory Committee


Mary Clark, provost and executive vice chancellor
Leslie Brunelli, senior vice chancellor for business and financial affairs

Vice Chair

Paul Kosempel, teaching professor and associate director, Pioneer Leadership Program

Committee Members

Sarah Almaghsy, vice president and director of finance, Graduate Student Government
Nashwa Bolling, associate director, budget, research and analysis, Office of Financial Aid
Vivek Choudhury, professor and dean, Daniels College of Business
Karlton Creech, vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center operations
Sam Kamin, professor and Chauncey G. Wilson Memorial Research Chair, Sturm College of Law
Linda Kosten, vice provost of budget, planning and administration
Renea Morris, vice chancellor of marketing and communications
Alana Phanichpatom, associate dean of administration, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Karen Riley, professor and dean, Morgridge College of Education
Noah Simon, Daniels College of Business, ‘22
Andrea Stanton, associate professor and chair, Department of Religious Studies, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

We wish to thank the members of the Faculty Senate, Staff Advisory Council, Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government for their recommendations on who should join this important committee. We will routinely update the community about progress made by the UBAC.


Mary Clark
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Leslie Brunelli
Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs