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During his tenure, Poston has led the development of an overall financial plan and framework that ensures for the long-term health of the university, despite declining state resources and a depressed economy. He has kept student housing costs among the lowest in the Big Ten while pursuing an aggressive plan to update its facilities, reduce energy consumption, and revitalize campus development over the long term. He has directed efforts which have made Michigan State University a leader in environmental stewardship, building a state-of-the-art Surplus Store and Recycling Center and achieving a marked reduction in waste destined for the landfill. Poston reduced significantly the deferred maintenance of campus infrastructure and established an ongoing process that directs timely corrective action on development and future needs. He has also facilitated the enhancement of the university’s financial and human resource systems through the Enterprise Business Systems project.