USI Board of Trustees approves annual operating budget

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During its regular meeting on July 11, 2019, the University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees approved a $120.7 million operating budget for the 2019-20 academic year. Income is from fee revenues, state appropriations and other sources. The board also approved miscellaneous fees for 2019-20 and reviewed the schedule of student fees and other mandatory fees for 2019-20.

As part of its annual meeting, the board appointed Ken Sendelweck to serve as board chair. Other board-elected positions include Ron Romain as first vice-chair, Christine Keck as second vice-chair and student trustee Josi Barscz as secretary.

In additional business, the Board of Trustees approved financial aid recommendations for USI students and reviewed change orders from various campus construction and renovation projects.

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls more than 11,000 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 20,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. USI is online at