Benjamin Woodard // THE WESTERN FRONT
The third round of budget cuts for this fiscal year were unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees on Oct. 8. The supplemental budget reduces state funding by 6 percent, or just over $3 million. Read about the entire proposal here.
“I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve asked you to [approve] the 2010-11 budget,” Western President Bruce Shepard told the trustees. “It may not be the last time either.”
The Legislature will get their hands on the budget in January, and Western’s administration is concerned about how much more programs will be lost with additional cuts.
In this round, and the others, Western has protected core undergraduate programs, but lost graduate programs, including the Student Affairs Administration program. Read the full story here.
A trustee warned the board of “tremendous cuts” in January from the Legislature.
Listen to the Oct. 7 meeting here (part one) and here (part two), and the Oct. 8 meeting here (part one), and here (part two).