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Office of the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Budget & Analysis

The Budget & Analysis team in the Provost’s Office supports the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and all institutional leaders by developing the University operating budget aligned with the strategic priorities of the institution and by supplying timely data analyses to support institutional decision-making, planning, and policy-formulation processes.

We facilitate the process of setting tuition levels and merit increase pools; model the multi-year budgetary impact of program, policy, and process changes; and manage faculty personnel policy implementation.

We are committed to transparency, engaged collaboration, and the fostering of an inclusive and supportive community of finance and human resource professionals. With that sentiment, we provide access to the University’s Budget Transmittal to all DU employees on the Employee Tab in PioneerWeb, and welcome questions from the community.

We work in concert with other campus offices to provide planning tools and training on the University’s budget, finance, and human resource systems and processes. We provide information, training documents, and professional development resources for business officers through a course in Canvas, the University’s online learning management system.

We are committed to being available to creatively think through and solve problems. Learn more about the team and find our contact information below!

Linda Kosten

Senior Associate Provost
Academic Administration
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Linda Kosten has served in this office since 2006 as Assistant Provost, Associate Provost, and now Senior Associate Provost. 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

Assistant Provost
University Budgeting & Analysis
Email: [email protected]

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

Director of Budget Process Improvement
Email: [email protected]

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.