The Budget and Planning Office’s primary focus is to ensure financial sustainability by developing efficient and effective budgets, producing and disseminating reports to aid in data driven decision making, assuring compliance with stated university policies, producing and monitoring the responsibility centered management (RCM) financial model and evaluating the development of new programs. Our team of five employees is comprised of the Associate VP of Institutional Budgets & Planning and four financial managers assigned as primary contacts for similar groups of units across the university. They serve in a consultative role to the department financial mangers assisting with budgeting, reporting, system training and financial modeling.
Judy Vitrano has a BS in Economics and an MBA from the University of New Orleans and has worked at Tulane for 27 years serving in various financial and administrative roles in the Budget Office, the Law School and a shared research instrumentation department. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Tulane A.B. Freeman School of Business. Prior to joining Tulane, Judy worked as the Office Manager for the YMCA.