Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Can a new president fix one of N.J.'s most expensive colleges? - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media

Just weeks into his new job as Rider University president last year, Gregory Dell'Omo hinted life was about to get turbulent at the 150-year-old school. In October, Dell'Omo shocked the campus when he announced Rider needed to cut 13 majors and lay off 14 professors to close a $7.6 million budget deficit. More than 100 underclassmen would need to either find new majors or transfer, Dell'Omo said during a town hall meeting. Just two weeks later, as some students were beginning to look at other schools, Dell'Omo dropped another bomb. None of the cuts were going to happen, he announced. The new president struck a deal with the faculty union that cut costs enough to avoid the layoffs and save the majors slated to the axed, he said. But the ordeal raised new questions about Rider's future and placed added scrutiny on the new president of a university that costs nearly $40,000 a year in tuition and fees. http://www.nj.com/education/2016/04/can_a_new_prez_fix_one_of_njs_most_expensive_colle.html

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