Samford University


Decision Support and Financial Strategy

The Decision Support & Financial Strategy's Group (DSFS) provides leadership to support decision-making regarding the financial effectiveness and efficiency of the University in achieving its mission.  DSFS coordinates university-wide financial planning to complement Samford's overall strategic plan along with the financial assessment and analysis of the potential university-wide impact of enrollment and tuition changes, fundraising, capital investment, academic programs and endowment spending.  DSFS works closely with division heads and other departments to ensure the consistency and soundness of financial models for long- and short-term planning. DSFS coordinates the University wide budget development process. This includes annual budget funding, fund redeployment and the creation of new budgets.  The department provides resources and feedback regarding budget to actual results.

Please contact DSFS with any questions regarding budget, planning, fund management or financial reporting.

Matt DeFore, Director of Budget and Financial Planning, (205) 726-4021
Fred Morris
, Budget Manager, (205) 726-2507
Danielle Johnson
, Senior Financial Analyst, (205) 726-2815


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