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  • Attain lowest administrative/operating costs among peer institutions with similar systems and circumstances
  • Continue to reduce utility costs to assure most efficient operation, emphasizing environmental sustainability wherever possible
  • Improve financial control and operational effectiveness through implementation of new Financial - HR information system
  • Prioritize Just-in-Time facility spending, balancing limited financial resources against deterioration and cost escalation, if deferred
  • Review academic support costs for potential savings, balance to assure that faculty activities constitute best, most productive use of time
  • Optimize efficiency and effectiveness of services provided by MSU Health Team and Olin Student Health Center
  • Improve economies of scale by leveraging volume, partnering and brokering
  • Incorporate modern tools, including supply chain analysis, to control costs
  • Develop service center models to assist in reducing costs and improving financial information
  • Assure necessary compliance with governmental and other regulatory policies while controlling costs

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Specific design principles will guide our thinking in key focus areas for change