2002 & 2003 Reallocation and Cost Avoidance = $988,000
Listed below are the activities that occurred during FY 2002 and FY 2003 to reallocate funds or avoid costs.
Review of Post-Acceptance Communication (Publications/Printing) = PRICELESS
Quality Enhancement - An analysis of all post-admissions acceptance materials has revealed a less than ideal set of mailed items. A comprehensive effort has been completed that will combine pieces and improve their quality. The publication was sent to new students, spring 2002.
Electronic Bookstore Voucher (Operations) = $30,000
In fall 2002, over 300 students began using their Marquette Card to buy books at BookMarq, replacing the paper process that was labor-intensive and inefficient.
Online Parking Permits (Technology) = $30,000
Students can now buy parking permits online versus in person.
Christmas Card Project (Operations) = $8,000
Centralized Christmas card purchases through one office, enabling discounts, consistency of message, and quality enhancement.
Tuition Exchange Program (Outsourcing/Program Elimination) = $400,000
Withdrew from program that allowed employees’ children to attend other universities across the country. The exchange within the Jesuit system continues.
Merchandise Fulfillment (Outsourcing/Program Elimination) = $50,000
Outsourcing of web sales for the Golden Eagle. Along with cost savings there also is potential to enhance customer service.
Space Reduction (Operations) = $20,000
Marquette completed a major effort to reduce space/charge for space as a way to partially offset the square footage being added with new building projects that are part of the campaign. Six properties were sold and two buildings demolished with net proceeds of $240,000 not included in annual savings.
Elevator Contracts (Operations) = $100,000
Consolidation of the maintenance and repair contracts for the 83 elevators on campus.
Purchasing Contracts (Operations) = $350,000
A variety of significant value improvements were made in the way Marquette fulfills its purchasing function. These include vendor reduction for office supplies, vendor changes, consolidation of like items, review of sponsorship arrangements/opportunities, etc.