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Pre-Authorization Travel Requirement

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 The following memorandum was originally communicated to the campus via Campus Email from President Richmond on July 11, 2011: President's Travel Authorization Memo


As you are aware, throughout the CSU, efforts are under way to economize and reduce operating expenditures due to severe reductions in state funding for the upcoming 2011-12 fiscal year. Complementing the Governor's ban on non-essential travel for all agencies of state government, Chancellor Reed has directed CSU campuses to reduce unnecessary travel expenditures, and only travel for mission-critical needs of the campus.

He further directs campuses to implement a pre-authorization travel process that requires the following as a minimum level of approval:


  1. In-state travel -- all travel requests will need to be approved by an Associate Vice President or Assistant Provost in your division. (Associate Vice President or Assistant Provost will require approval by a Vice President/Provost, as appropriate).
  2. Out-of-state travel -- all travel requests will need to be approved by a Vice President/Provost of your division.
  3. International travel -- all requests for international travel will need to be approved by the President.

Accordingly, the authorized personnel to sign mission-critical travel requests are:

Division Position Current Incumbent
President President Rollin Richmond
Academic Affairs Provost/Vice President Bob Snyder
Academic Affairs Vice Provost Jená Burgess
Academic Affairs Associate Vice President Colleen Mullery
Administration & Finance Vice President Joyce Lopes
Administration & Finance Associate Vice President Carol Lorentzen
Administration & Finance Associate Vice President   Traci Ferdolage
Administration & Finance Associate Vice President   Dave Bugbee
Student Affairs Vice President Peg Blake
University Advancement Vice President Craig Wruck
University Advancement Associate Vice President Frank Whitlatch


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