Saturday, June 3, 2017

Budget Warning From Connecticut State President - Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed

Evolving proposals to fix a strapped state budget threaten to force the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system to close campuses, eliminate student services and lay off workers, President Mark Ojakian revealed Wednesday. Ojakian did not commit to taking any of those actions, only saying they could be considered depending on the state’s final budget scenario. But he sent a letter throughout the university system detailing the possibility of sharp cuts that would go much deeper than $38 million in reductions Governor Dannel Malloy outlined in February. Under various proposals suggested by the governor and state lawmakers, the university system could lose as much as $90 million. A cut of more than $62 million in the next biennium might be the new best-case scenario, Ojakian wrote. https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/05/18/budget-warning-connecticut-state-president

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