Budget Forums - Town Halls

Budget Town Halls are held periodically to inform the campus community on budget items.

Budget Input Form


November 2020


April 2019

The open forums were held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 12 p.m. (noon) – 1 p.m. in CSU245 and on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium in the CSU


Strategic Budget Planning Open Forum (FY17)

The Informational Open Forum on February 23, 2017, presented current work by members of the Budget, Planning and Assessment & Evaluation Sub-Meet and Confers to develop a General Fund Strategic Budget Planning Process. The goal of the General Fund Strategic Budget Planning Process is to create a foundation for future strategic investments and growth opportunities within the University, even during times when new tuition or state appropriation revenues may be limited. The General Fund Strategic Budget Planning Process being developed is anticipated to be used on an ongoing basis as a foundation for strategic allocation/reallocation of university resources in future fiscal years. Minnesota State University, Mankato currently is operating with a structurally balanced budget and is in sound financial status.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • Ostrander Audtiorium
  • 2-3pm
  • Information and copies of the draft proposals that will be shared and discussed at the Informational Open Forum on February 23, 2017, are available at mnsu.edu/planning/sbp.html.

In addition to the Informational Open Forum, Interactive Feedback Open Forums were planned for:

  • Monday, March 13, 2017, from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. in CSU253/4/5
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in CSU253/4/5

This open forum will presented current work by members of Budget, Planning and Assessment Sub Meet and Confers to develop a Strategic Budget Planning Process. The goal of the Strategic Budget Planning Process is to create a foundation for future strategic investments and growth opportunities within the University, even during times where new tuition or state appropriation revenues may be limited. The Strategic Budget Planning Process being developed during the current year is anticipated to be used on an ongoing basis as a foundation for strategic allocation/reallocation of university resources in future fiscal years.

Monday, October 17, 2016

  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ostrander Audtiorium

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ostrander Audtiorium

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ostrander Audtiorium

FY15-17 Budget Planning

Budget forecasts will be presented as well as preliminary discussions of options of how to handle current and projected budget shortfalls. We will also discuss how to remain committed to strategic investments and growth opportunities in challenging budget environments.

Monday, February 29, 2016

  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Ostrander Audtiorium
  • February 29 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
  • Ostrander Audtiorium
  • Presentation (PDF)

February 12, 2015