Michael Wenz

Dr. Michael Wenz
Executive Director of
University Budgets
Finance and Administration

The Office of University Budgets is responsible for managing the allocation of over $150 million in resources to support our students, faculty and staff. We provide both financial controls and analytics support to safeguard the university’s funds and provide guidance to financial managers and decision-makers throughout the NEIU community. Our work is anchored in the principles of integrity, accountability, transparency and responsiveness.

The Office of University Budgets provides leadership and oversight to all departments/areas within the University in the analysis, development, execution and allocation of budgets, including the formulation of tuition and revenue projections. The Office also works with the Vice President for Finance and Administration to facilitate budget coordination and planning.

In addition to responsibilities for internal departmental budgets, the Budget Office prepares budget request materials required by other higher education and State governmental agencies. The Budget Office responds to questions about University operations and the University budget from the Board of Trustees, the Illinois Board of Higher Education staff, the Bureau of the Budget, and the House and Senate appropriations staffs.