Illinois State University played host to representatives from eight other state universities during a fiscal management retreat held at the Bone Student Center on Tuesday, October 4.

Budget directors and vice presidents from Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois, and Western Illinois University were in attendance. The group discussed a variety of topics with the state budget at the forefront.

While the decrease in state appropriations and recent budget uncertainties have been a challenge, the Budget Office has found it very helpful and rewarding to collaborate with colleagues from other schools to learn more about their handling of recent budget reductions.