Finance & Administration Committee

Chair:  Buzz Scherr

The Finance and Administration Committee will concern itself with the financial affairs of the University, including establishing priorities and allocating funds within the budget.

The chair of this committee or the chair’s designee should attend meetings as an observer to the Financial Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees and also the Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee for Investments. The chair or designee should attend meetings as a member of the Central Budget Committee.

Reports and motions need to be forwarded electronically to the Agenda Committee for review and placement on the agenda, which will be sent to Senators on the Thursday or Friday before the Senate meeting. Every effort will be made to include reports and motions as electronic back-ups for each Faculty Senate meeting so that Senators have access to the material ahead of time and can be prepared to deliberate on the materials. The Committee’s assistance with preparing and submitting the documents to assist the Senate is greatly appreciated.

Corresponding Administrators:

Vice President for Finance and Administration


Finance and Administration Committee

Charges for Academic Year 2018-19

A.  Ongoing charge:

Continue to ask the administration to provide “timely and complete budgetary proposals for new academic initiatives and opportunities” Motion # XVI-M17

B.  New charges:

Areas of Interest

A. What is the role of faculty in capital campaigns?

B. How can the university keep the costs of a UNH degree affordable?

Standing Charge

The charges from the Agenda Committee shall comprise the major and first-order work of the Finance and Administration Committee. However, the Committee may pursue additional issues in pursuit of its mission, stated above. If the additional issue interferes with the timelines stated in the charges above, the Committee must receive permission from the Agenda Committee before proceeding. If the additional interest does not interfere with the established timelines, the Committee must inform the Agenda Committee.

Finance and Administration Committee Membership 2018-19

  • Buzz Scherr, School of Law, chair
  • Tama Andrews, Political Science, COLA
  • Adele Marone, Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Science, COLSA
  • Michael Gass, Kinesiology, CHHS
  • Phillipe Hatcher, Computer Science, CEPS
  • William Knowles, Accounting & Finance, PCBE
  • John LaCourse, Electrical & Computer Engineering, CEPS
  • Stephan Shipe, Accounting & Finance, PCBE