The purpose of the Tuition Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC) is to recommend to the president the core tuition rates needed to address the university's budget forecast, which includes expenses such as salaries, utilities and college programs.
The committee makes specific recommendations for undergraduate and graduate tuition rates for the next two years. The rates for designated professional programs (i.e. law, medicine, pharmacy and M.B.A.) are set in consultation with the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. All proposed tuition rates must be approved by the Board of Regents.
In its deliberations, the committee should address issues related to affordability and access. While it is desirable that a single recommendation be developed by consensus, the committee may make majority and minority recommendations.
The committee's recommendation is submitted to the president who shares it with the campus community for feedback. The president takes the committee's recommendation and the public's response under consideration, but retains the discretion to make changes to the proposal in the best interests of the university. The president submits the final tuition proposal to the Board of Regents. The recommendation of the committee accompanies the final proposal.
|Maurie McInnis||Executive Vice President and Provost (Co-Chair)|
|Darrell Bazzell||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Co-Chair)|
|Jay Bernhardt||Dean, Moody College of Communication|
|Isaiah Carter||Student Member, University Budget Committee|
|Brian Evans||Chair, Faculty Advisory Committee on Budgets|
|Alejandrina Guzman||President, Student Government|
|Kareem Mostafa||President, Graduate Student Assembly|
|Austin Reynolds||President, Senate of College Councils|
|Daniel Slesnick||Senior Vice Provost for Resource Management|
|Mark J. T. Smith||Dean of the Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs|
Non-Voting Advisory Members
|Tara Doolittle||Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|Harrison Keller||Deputy to the President for Strategy & Policy|
|Mary Knight||Associate Vice President for Finance|
|Elvia Rosales||Budget Director|
|David Wolcott||Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President and Provost|