Monday, November 20, 2023

Alternative Plan Proposes WVU Budget Cuts Without Eliminating Programs - Steven Allen Adams, Sunday News-Register

A group led by a West Virginia University business school professor recently released an alternative plan that would address the university’s $45 million budget hole without making any of the program cuts and faculty reductions university officials have already approved. A group, going by the name Stewards of WVU, released a plan on Oct. 31 billed as an alternative to the Academic Transformation plan the university is undergoing. Stewards of WVU is unaffiliated with WVU. The WVU Stewardship Plan would meet a $45 million expense reduction target set by the university without program discontinuations, reductions of faculty, or non-renewal of contracts. “Stewards of WVU are here to say, ‘There are better options,'” wrote Frank A. DeGeorge, a faculty member of the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at WVU for 21 years.