Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Plattsburgh colleges prepare for more budget cuts - Zach Hirsch, North Country Public Radio

The two colleges in Plattsburgh are in serious budget crunches. SUNY Plattsburgh is scrambling to save $1.4 million, and Clinton Community College officials say they might have to lay off two full time faculty members. The two professors are in the history and communications departments. This month they were given notice that their positions might be eliminated at the end of the academic year, though the financial picture could change, and the decision isn’t final yet. “They’re difficult decisions but we have to recognize where we’re seeing declining enrollments,” said Lisa Shovan, the interim officer in charge at CCC. She said enrollment is down across the board, not just in those two departments. This fall, the college saw the overall head count drop by roughly 12 percent over last year, or 221 students. http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/32982/20161128/plattsburgh-colleges-prepare-for-more-budget-cuts

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