Finance and Budget Meta-unit

General Information:

The Finance and Budget meta-unit represents the following MBUs:

  • Budgeting And Resource Analysis
  • Business Services
  • Procurement Operations
  • Treasury Services
  • University Controller

As of 4/23/21, the Finance and Budget meta-unit represents 129 classified and UAP employees. There are 3 representatives. These numbers will be updated prior to the nomination period.


Current Representative(s): 

This list includes the current Staff Senators that represent this meta-unit. After the elections, this list will be updated. 

  • Alex McWhorter
  • Priscilla Clayborne
  • Chris Straus


Election Winner(s):

These are the new representative(s) of this Meta-Unit:

  • Chris Straus


The following individual(s) were nominated for your meta-unit:


Samsam Ali

No candidate statement was provided.







Chris Straus

I grew up in the west end, and I came to VCU as a student in 2010 and never fully left. I started working at VCU in 2016 in the Budget Office, and have loved every minute of being here. Outside of work, I am an avid runner training for my 4th marathon this year. I also enjoy biking around the city and relaxing by the river in Richmond.

I am running to serve in the Staff Senate because I want to be able to amplify my voice and advocate for staff wants and needs. I would like to get more involved at VCU and meet more of the amazing staff that help run this University.