Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee

The Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC) in consultation and dialogue with the President, the Provost, and the University community, supports and enhances the success of the University through thoughtful and informed advice relating to: strategic planning, assessment of institutional priorities, review of budgetary policies, and the evaluation of programs and services. The SPBAC chair shall provide regular reports to the Faculty Senate.

In partnership with the University, SPBAC:

  1. Develops and disseminates the University’s strategic plan.
  2. Identifies issues that facilitate or impede the pursuit of the University’s mission.
  3. Provides advice on budget policies, significant budgetary actions and institutional priorities consistent with the strategic plan of the University.
  4. Evaluates the effectiveness of plans, policies, and the assessments that affect the entire infrastructure of the University.
  5. Develops guidelines for setting planning and budgeting priorities.

About SPBAC

Membership Requirements

The Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee’s (SPBAC) membership is comprised of twenty-one voting members and thirteen (13) ex-officio non-voting members.

 a. Eleven of the voting members are faculty: the Chair of the Faculty; six faculty elected by the general faculty for staggered, three-year terms; three faculty selected by the Chair of the Faculty in consultation with the President for three-year rotating terms; and the SPBAC chair. The SPBAC chair is appointed by the President in consultation with the Chair of the Faculty for a two-year term. The President and Chair of the Faculty may also select a SPBAC co-chair from the existing SPBAC membership; under such circumstances, the co-chairs have one shared vote. SPBAC chairs must have served at least one year on the committee prior to appointment as chair. The SPBAC chair may be re-appointed for one additional term, with the consent of a majority of SPBAC voting members.

b. If an elected faculty representative to SPBAC resigns or becomes ineligible to serve, the candidate who received the next highest number of votes in the same election will be offered the vacancy, with ties broken by the Chair of the Faculty. If there is no eligible candidate, the Chair of Faculty will fill the vacancy by appointing a member of the General Faculty to serve for the remainder of the term. 

c. The remaining ten voting members are appointed: two deans, two representatives from the President’s cabinet, and two non-faculty staff are appointed by the President for three-year rotating terms. Representatives of the Classified Staff Council, Appointed Professionals Advisory Council, Graduate and Professional Student Council and the President of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (who automatically sits on SPBAC) serve at the will of their governing organizations.

d. The thirteen (13) ex-officio (non-voting) members are comprised individuals with expertise in strategic planning/budgeting by title and by responsibility as follows. Those designated by title are: Senior Vice President and Provost; Senior Vice President Business Affairs and CFO; President, University of Arizona Foundation; and President, Alumni Relations. The University of Arizona President, in consultation with the Chair of the Faculty, will appoint 9 individuals with senior leadership responsibilities drawn from areas that include institutional analysis and budget; student affairs and success; diversity and inclusion; research and health sciences; international and global affairs; communications, marketing, and public relations; and human resources.

Committee Chairs

Chief Information Officer
UITS Admin
President's Cabinet Representative, Committee Chair
2019 - 2023
Associate Professor
Physiology COM-T
Committee Co-Chair
2020 - 2023

Membership List

Dean, College of Medicine
Medicine Administration COM-T
Ex-Officio Representative
Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Management and Organizations ELLER
President's Cabinet Representative
2020 - 2023
Assistant Director
Intelligence and Data Analytics, APAC Representative
Staff Council Representative
2018 - 2023
Professor
French & Italian COH
Elected
2021 - 2024
Faculty Senate Member
Chief Information Officer
UITS Admin
President's Cabinet Representative, Committee Chair
2019 - 2023
Faculty Senate Member
Senior VP Research & Innovation
Research Innovation & Impact
Ex-Officio Representative
Associate Vice President, University Research Institutes
Research, Innovation, and Impact
Appointed Faculty by Chair of Faculty/President
2020 - 2024
Professor
Spanish & Portuguese COH
Elected
2020 - 2023
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Office of the Provost
Ex-Officio Representative
Faculty Senate Member
Associate Professor
Management and Organizations
Appointed Faculty by Chair of Faculty/President
2022 - 2025
Dean
College of Engineering ENGR
Deans Representative
2021 - 2023
Professor
Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Elected
2022 - 2024
Faculty Senate Member
Associate Vice Provost, Academic Administration
Academic Administration
Ex-Officio Representative
Chair of the Faculty, Associate Professor
Middle Eastern & North African Studies SBS
ex officio: Chair of the Faculty
2022 - 2024
Faculty Senate Member
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Office of Strategic Initiatives
Ex-Officio Representative
GPSC President
2022 - 2024
Faculty Senate Member
Dean, Global Education
International Education, SBS
Ex-Officio Representative
Manager, Business/Finance
Neuroscience
Staff Council Representative
2022 - 2025
Sr. VP, Constituent Relations, Marketing/Communications & Giving Programs
UA Foundation
Ex-Officio Representative
Dean, Nursing NUR
College of Nursing
Deans Representative
2020 - 2023
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing/Communications Officer
Chief Marketing Communications
Ex-Officio Representative
Student
ASUA Representative
2022 - 2023
Vice President/Chief Budget Officer
Office of Budget and Planning
Ex-Officio Representative
Professor
Physics COS
SPBAC Member
2022 - 2024
Vice President
University Initiatives, Ofc of University Initiatives
Non-faculty appointed by President
2019 - 2025
Associate Professor
Physiology COM-T
Committee Co-Chair
2020 - 2023
President, CEO, University of Arizona Foundation
UA Foundation
Ex-Officio Representative
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Human Resources
Ex-Officio Representative
Faculty Senate Member
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Business Affairs Office
Ex-Officio Representative
Associate Professor
Religious Studies & Classics COH
Elected
2022 - 2025
Faculty Senate Member
Associate Vice President, Finance and Administration
Office of the Provost
Ex-Officio Representative
Analyst, Planning
UITS Admin
Non-faculty appointed by President
2021 - 2024
Vice Provost, Dean of Students
Campus Life
Non-faculty appointed by President
2022 - 2025