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Office of Budget and Finance

Office of Budget and Finance

The SMU Budget and Finance Office supports the University’s mission by safeguarding the assets of the University, maintaining fiscal integrity, and encouraging the rational and effective allocation of the University’s resources.

This is accomplished by:


  • Developing useful tools, information, and efficient processes.
  • Reporting and maintaining consistent, timely and accurate financial information.
  • Assuring compliance with University policies and governmental regulations.
  • Maintaining appropriate and effective financial controls.
  • Facilitating the budgeting process and long-range financial planning of the University.

The Budget and Finance Office management team is comprised of:

Ernie Barry, Associate Vice President for Budget and Finance 

Clint Gilchrist, University Controller

Vickie Bumgardner, Payroll/Tax, Accounts Payables and GCA

Vinh Pham, Financial Planning & Analysis

Shannon Brown, Procurement

Pat Woods, University Bursar

Linda Sutton, Administrative Support

Select a link on the right for Budget and Finance departments and other information.