Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Facing prospect of nearly $5 million funding cut, Emporia State makes adjustments and plans for more changes - Chuck Samples, KVOE

 ESU is preparing for a potential 5.3 percent budget cut -- $4.7 million spread over two fiscal years -- later this spring. Vice President of Administration and Finance Diana Kuhlmann says campus department heads are looking for "targeted" reductions and efficiencies at this time with a hiring freeze now underway and a shift of almost $1.9 million in savings realized in fiscal 2021 to the fiscal 2022 budget. They are also looking into the impacts those potential cuts could have. Recommendations will be forwarded to a budget advisory committee next month.