Saturday, November 11, 2023

Students Take A Seat At The Table For UWO Budget Discussion - Robert Kennedy, WTAQ

Administrators at UW-Oshkosh are continuing to navigate staff layoffs as part of the university’s plan to mitigate an $18 million budget deficit. Recently, some students expressed concern over a lack of communication between officials and the student body. “What’s done is done and there’s going to be a lot of restructuring going on with departments and everything, and we want to make sure students have a voice in that restructuring so we can be represented,” UW-Oshkosh Student President Ben Blaser said. As the layoff and furlough period got underway, Blaser, Vice President Jacob Rucinski and Chief of Staff Frankie Kerkhof believed the student body hadn’t been included enough in the discussion.