Wednesday, June 22, 2016

University of Wyoming president to evaluate program cuts - BOB MOEN, Casper Star Tribune

University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols said she will declare a financial crisis that will allow for the evaluation and possible elimination of academic and nonacademic programs at the state's only public four-year university. The university has to cut more than $40 million from its budget over the next two years to compensate for reduced state aid because of a drop in tax revenue from the downturn in Wyoming's energy extraction industry. Nichols said declaring a financial crisis allows her to appoint a committee that will review all programs at the university this summer. "It kind of opens the door to allow you to really look at elimination of academic programs," she said. http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/university-of-wyoming-trustees-to-hear-plan-on-budget-cuts/article_c21d6d4e-42fb-50d3-bafe-5c3b808b131f.html

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