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Job cuts part of budget plan
By Ashley Cole Editor
September 26, 2013
On Sept. 20, Chancellor Kyle R. Carter released information in a statement about the university’s proposal to deal with a $3,194,283 mandatory state budget cut.
The plan calls for a $662,468 reduction in operating and instructional expenses and more than $2.5 million in personnel expenses.
“These decisions are never easy,” Chancellor Carter said in the statement.
The statement cited the physics, theatre, music education and art education programs as possibly being considered for “curtailment or elimination.”
Six academic departments have been reorganized or consolidated.
There are also 10 filled and 26 vacant positions that have been recommended for elimination.
The budget reduction planning process, according to the statement, began with each department or division submitting their recommendations to their vice chancellor on how to best meet the mandated budget cut.
This plan was reviewed by the University Budget Advisory Committee and then was presented to the Board of Trustees on Sept. 20 for comments.
The final plan will be announced by Oct. 15.