WKU to Cut University College, About 140 Jobs - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

WKU to Cut University College, About 140 Jobs

by Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Western Kentucky University is eliminating the University College and cutting up to 140 jobs.

The Bowling Green Daily News reports WKU announced the cuts Friday to make up a $15 million budget shortfall.

WKU President Timothy Caboni says this is only the first phase. He says University College, which offers flexible programs for non-traditional students, will dissolve by July 1.

A message from Caboni to staff says eliminated employees will be notified by mid-March and all “displaced” employees will be paid through June 30 unless they leave earlier.

The university will be making other changes, including turning management of regional campuses over internally to the school’s Division of Extended Learning and Outreach.

Scholars Fear Implications of Commercializing King’s Legacy A Ram truck commercial shown during Sunday night’s Super Bowl ignited backlash for using one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches despite his social justice message that criticized the excesses of capitalism, according to scholars. The 60-seco...
Coalition Forms to Support University of Nebraska Amid Cuts OMAHA, Ne. – Business and community leaders have formed a group to support the University of Nebraska system as budget cuts loom. The group, One Nebraska Coalition, took out newspaper ads across the state over the weekend as part of its effort to ...
Embattled Missouri Governor Proposes More Cuts to Colleges JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens proposed another round of cuts to public colleges and universities Monday during a budget announcement that also marked his first public appearance since acknowledging an extramarital affair two weeks...
Mississippi Universities Seek More State Funds, Outline Budget Woes JACKSON, Miss. — Leaders of Mississippi's eight public universities are ringing alarm bells about state funding, saying they could lose their ability to compete if funding cuts from recent years aren't restored. In presentations Monday to legi...
Semantic Tags: