Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Monday, June 04, 2012
District Board of Trustees Approves 2012-13 College Budget
Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees has approved the College’s 2012-13 budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Our operations budget for the coming year totals $385.2 million. That amount, however, reflects a reduction of $5.9 million from the prior year budget. While funding challenges are not new, this latest decrease highlights the effort we need to make this year.
Simply stated, we need to cut our expenses to address the decrease in funding. And that requires a commitment from each one of us to be more efficient and careful with resources collegewide. We have much to accomplish this coming year as we continue to work on projects that will provide our students with exciting new pathways to success. But we will need everyone’s support to ensure that we maintain our strong momentum.
Funding challenges are an ever-present reality for us. But so is our commitment to our students. Working together, I’m confident we can meet these challenges and achieve great things this year.