Tuesday, September 10, 2019
WWCC makes cuts amid funding crisis The college has a $2.7 million budget deficit in part because of low enrollment. - SHEILA HAGAR, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Walla Walla Community College is in a state of financial emergency, President Derek Brandes said Tuesday. He is blaming low class enrollment and Washington state’s funding formula for community colleges that creates a $2.7 million budget deficit here for the 2019-2020 budget. In an interview with the Union-Bulletin, Brandes said immediate reductions will happen to balance the budget and ensure long-term sustainability for the school.