The Budget Advisory Council (BAC) is an advisory body to the President on current and multi-year budget issues, funding priorities and policies having a financial impact. Council members are appointed by the President and are expected to serve as representatives of the entire Hocking College community as they conduct council business. They communicate to and provide feedback from the campus on matters that impact the long-term financial health of the institution. The Chair and Vice-Chairs communicate BAC recommendations to the President.

The duties and responsibilities of the Budget Advisory Council (BAC) include the following:

  • To advise the President on matters of:
    • Current and multi-year budget issues
    • Funding priorities
    • Policies having a financial impact
  • To attend meetings faithfully in order to gain a broad-base of knowledge about college finances with which to better serve in this capacity
  • To provide input to the creation of the annual budget
  • To represent the campus to this council
  • To have a working knowledge of the strategic plan and insure that budget, funding priority and fiscal policy recommendations are consistent with that plan
  • To provide recommendations regarding external fee charges (ex. tuition, room and board) and internal fee charges upon which the budget is based
  • To hear annual budget presentations by college budget units and make recommendations regarding the approval and prioritization of additional funding requests
  • To be leading advocates in continuous process improvement which seeks to lower costs and enhance revenues to better serve the strategic plan
  • To make data-driven recommendations based on internal and external data and benchmarks
  • To be innovative in thinking
  • To challenge conventional thought and one another in a respectful and civil manner

The Budget Advisory Council is comprised of members from the Professional Bargaining Unit (both faculty and non-faculty), the Support Staff Bargaining Unit, the Police Unit, Administration, Logan Campus, Perry Campus and student body. The BAC is Chaired by Vice President of Financial Services, Gina Fetty and Co-Chaired by Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Provost, Dr. Carl Bridges, and Vice President of Administrative Services, Dr. Myriah Short

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