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Phase-1 Budget Model Task Force

Phase-1 Budget Model Task Force

The Phase 1 Budget Model Taskforce was created in June 2021 by Vice Chancellor Janet Parker to lay the groundwork for a future review of UIC’s RCM (Responsibility Centered Management) Budget Model.  The Phase 1 taskforce was charged with three deliverables:

  1. Document the current state of UIC’s budget model, along with perceived strengths and weaknesses
  2. Compile supporting data related to state appropriation, enrollments, tuition rates, differential rates, retention and attrition to support future discussions.
  3. Benchmark best practices and lessons learned from budget models at other public institutions with comparable enrollment and healthcare/research enterprises.


  • Michael Moss (Co-Chair), Assistant Chancellor and Director, Budget & Financial Analysis
  • Dale Rush (Co-Chair), Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs, Pharmacy
  • Rich Alpern, Associate Dean, Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Jim Pierce, Assistant Dean of Administration, Business Administration
  • Dina Taylor, Assistant Dean of Administration, Architecture, Design and the Arts
  • Monica Tith, Associate Dean for Administration, Engineering
  • Catherine Grimsted, Chief of Staff to the Dean, College of Medicine
  • Jon Santanni, Associate Dean for Administration, Applied Health Sciences
  • Thomas Warfield, Associate Dean of Administration, Public Health

BHRFA staff support:

  • Dan Hrynko, Budget Analyst II, Budget & Financial Analysis
  • Colleen Kehoe, Associate Director, Budget & Financial Analysis
  • Virginia Lafarge, Senior Coordinator, Budget & Financial Analysis
  • Stephanie Estrada, Senior Associate Director, Institutional Research

A new UIC Budget Model Redesign Taskforce for Phase 2 was formed in February 2022 to build on the work of Phase 1 and explore actual changes to UIC’s budget model.