Town Hall on changes to budget process set for Oct. 15

The next Town Hall event is set for Oct. 15 in 112 Kern Building. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — On Oct. 15, Penn State Provost Nick Jones will host a Town Hall meeting for the University community to discuss changes to the University’s budgeting process, efforts at controlling costs and the transition to the new System for Integrated Management, Budgeting and Accounting (SIMBA). The event will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Building on the University Park campus. It will also be livestreamed at for community members at all Penn State campuses to view.

Also on hand to answer questions will be David Gray, senior vice president for finance and business, and Mary Lou Ortiz, the University's budget officer.

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS NOW: Faculty and staff from all Penn State locations are invited to submit questions in advance and during the event using an anonymous online form, or by email at The identities of people submitting questions by email will not be shared.

About the Town Hall

Since 2015, Town Hall meetings have provided opportunities for members of the Penn State community to receive updates on University initiatives, hear from administrative leaders about key issues, ask questions and provide feedback. Archives of previous town halls and other related content are available at

Last Updated September 04, 2020