Samford University


Decision Support and Financial Strategy

Mission Statement

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. 

For questions regarding the budgeting process or how to access your department's budget in Banner, please contact Rosemary Ford at or (205) 726-4239. Budget planning resources can be found on our Resources page (note that you must have faculty/staff login credentials).

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