Sunday, August 16, 2015

Program, staffing cuts for UAA in wake of $13 million budget shortfall - Mike Ross, KTUU

Officials at the University of Alaska, Anchorage unveiled a plan Wednesday to deal with a $13 million budget shortfall, a situation that university leaders say is going to have serious effects on and off campus. Sarah Henning, a university spokesperson said in a press release that cuts will be made because of a $6.8. million reduction in state funding to the university, along with increased costs for utilities, facilities and employee compensation. Students and employees will be affected by the cuts. Here is how: - 203 job positions are being cut but only 17 employees are actually being laid off since the rest of the positions that are being cut are currently unfilled.

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