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Budget Office

The Office of Budgets and Financial Planning is responsible for controlling financial resources, evaluating financial performance and facilitating the University's strategic plan.

Our objective is to create a sound financial framework that will allow the University to continue to enhance its status as a leading private institution of higher learning.

Director Spotlight

Ernie BarryErnie Barry, University Budget Director

Phone: 214-768-2004


After working as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernie joined SMU in 2000 as the Project Manager responsible for maintaining the PeopleSoft Financial systems for the University. He moved into his current role as the University Budget Director in 2004.

Office Hours:   
8:30AM - 5:00PM
Monday - Friday
Phone:  214-768-4230
Fax:      214-768-2133

6425 Boaz Lane, Suite 202
Dallas, TX  75205

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 750297
Dallas, TX  75275-0297