Southeastern cuts to result in layoffs

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Posted on July 19, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 19 at 9:13 PM

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HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana University has begun cutting nearly $13 million from its budget and will be laying off dozens of employees.

In all, 13 instructor positions will be eliminated and 23 filled positions will be laid off, resulting in a savings of $1.9 million.

“While the $13 million budget reduction for the new fiscal year is significant, the true magnitude is more apparent when the cumulative amount of reduction in state funds is considered,” Crain said in a message to faculty and staff. “Since the beginning of the 2008-09 fiscal year, our state funds have been reduced by almost $40 million, essentially cutting our state funds in half.”

The budget will also eliminate 80 positions through retirements, resignations and vacant positions that will save around $4.4 million.

The university’s operating budget is now at $107.8 million

 

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