Monday, February 10, 2020
As enrollment continues to drop, UW-Whitewater becomes latest college to consider layoffs, staff cuts - Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is looking at potential layoffs in the wake of a "drastic" decline in enrollment this fall that resulted in almost 500 fewer students than the fall of the year before. Chancellor Dwight Watson, who is entering his second semester at the university's helm, wrote in a campuswide letter that the university's budget will need to shrink by $12 million over the next two fiscal years to make up for the lost tuition revenue. UW-Whitewater's enrollment has now declined 8% over the past three years. In fall 2016, the university peaked at 12,628 students, compared to 11,586 last fall.