Crafting a budget that puts students first
Since 2010, St. Petersburg College has refocused its strategic efforts to emphasize student success, and has shifted personnel, financial resources and energy in an intentional, data-driven way to:
- Help students finish what they start
- Engage and train staff at all levels to support students in class and out
- Produce graduates whose lives are changed by earning a degree or certificate
Budget development process
Each December, Board of Trustee members schedule a workshop and meet in small groups with faculty and staff to identify strategic priorities. During January and February, staff collegewide submit budget proposals for initiatives to support these priorities. Shortly after, senior leadership and staff present the budget proposal presentations that are streamed live to all college employees.