ARR Working Group
In November 2009, President Ikenberry, in consultation with the Board of Trustees and the Chancellors, charged the Administrative Review and Restructuring (ARR) working group to conduct a broad scale review of the University's administrative structure and the delivery of administrative services. The aim of this review was to improve performance, reduce costs, and recommend a broad set of reforms and changes to achieve these goals.
The ARR working group approached its task recognizing an important tenet: Over the years, it is the quality of our teaching and research programs and the fulfillment of the land grant mission that has enhanced the reputation of this institution and benefited the people of this state. The University's ability to maintain its excellence despite the financial challenges it faces makes it imperative that administrative services be delivered in the most cost efficient and effective manner so that resources can continue to be invested to support core academic missions.
On January 21, 2010, the work group made an initial presentation to the Board of Trustees to describe the scope of its activities and timetable. A summary of the Working Group's recommendations was presented to the Board in May 2010 and the final report was shared with the University Community in June 2010.