Friday, February 20, 2015

LSU administration prepares for up to 35 percent cuts - Carrie G Henderson, Reveille

As Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget announcement draws nearer, the University has asked the deans of its colleges to turn in different budget scenarios to administrators. Operating budgets with cuts ranging from 5 to 35 percent are being prepared. In the College of Agriculture, that could mean forgoing more than $1 million. “What we were asked to do is [find out] what would a 5, 10, 15 percent budget cut scenario look like in our colleges,” said Vice President for Agriculture and Dean Bill Richardson. “For us, we went from $370 [thousand] to $1.1 million [in reduced spending].”

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