The major undertaking of American University’s Budget Office is to create annual and long-range University budgets for the Board of Trustees’ approval and administer the budgets through the fiscal year. The Budget Office formulates annual and long-term revenue models and incorporates expenditure priorities that are expressed in the university strategic plan. Another mission of the Budget Office is to initiate research, develop analysis and provide recommendations to senior management on a wide variety of academic and financial issues that have an impact on the university budget. These include budget proposal review of new programs, budget performance review, revenue/expense forecasts, market comparison and benchmarking study, and long-range budget planning. To serve the missions described above, the Budget Office plays an important role as a catalyst. The office works in collaboration with various constituencies, including faculty committees, student governance organizations, college deans, vice presidents, senior administrators, and unit budget managers. For more information on the University’s Budget Office, please visit http://www.american.edu/finance/budget/index.cfm or call 202-885-3951.