Budget & Investment Committee

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This senior leadership team advises the Chancellor on budgetary and investment issues of critical importance to the performance, successful growth, and reputation of UCSF.

The Budget & Investment Committee collaborates as a leadership team to:

  • Understand and review the UCSF budget at the level of the enterprise
  • Assess priorities and tradeoffs for funding allocations and strategic investments, including large-scale capital, information technology, and programmatic investments
  • Ensure transparency of the budget process
  • Report findings and recommendations to the Chancellor’s Cabinet on a regular basis
  • Advise the Chancellor on budget and investment strategies

Topics outside the scope of this committee include internal budgets for schools, departments and the Medical Center; space allocations; and hiring and appointments.


The Budget & Investment Committee is a subcommittee of the Chancellor’s Cabinet and includes:

  • Catherine R. Lucey, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (co-chair)
  • Erin S. Gore, Senior Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration (co-chair)
  • Nicquet Blake, Dean, Graduate Division and Vice Provost, Student Academic Affairs
  • Michael Clune, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
  • Carol Dawson-Rose, Dean, School of Nursing
  • Kathy Giacomini, Dean, School of Pharmacy
  • Suresh Gunasekaran, President and Chief Executive Officer, UCSF Health
  • Steven Hetts, Chair, Academic Senate
  • Talmadge King, Jr., Dean, School of Medicine
  • Michael Reddy, Dean, School of Dentistry
  • James Wentz, Interim Chief Financial Officer, UCSF Health

Decisions shall be determined by committee members only, with no substitutions.

Working groups may be formed at the discretion of the co-chairs to address a specific issue and report back to the committee with information and/or recommendations. Members of the working group do not necessarily need to be committee members.