Thursday, June 4, 2015

College cuts 11 positions - Nathan Mayberg, Sparta Independent

There will be 11 layoffs at Sussex County Community College this summer — the fallout from five years of dropping enrollment along with more than $3 million in costs for a new student center renovation project. The Board of Trustees approved the layoffs by an 8-2 vote on Tuesday. College officials had announced the layoffs would occur in February, when the Board of Trustees approved a $20 million budget and voted to raise tuition at the school. The decisions followed a report of an estimated loss of $1.2 million in revenue this year due to the decline in enrollment. The cuts include two assistant professors, a dean and administrative positions.

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