New Mexico University to Lay-off Staff, Freeze Vacant Posts - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

New Mexico University to Lay-off Staff, Freeze Vacant Posts

Email




by Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — New Mexico State University’s finalized budget will freeze over 90 vacant faculty and staff positions and lay off two personnel.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports university officials said Friday that the moves will close an $8 million gap in the institution’s budget. Administrators say the personnel cuts are much smaller than originally anticipated in initial planning scenarios.

Chancellor Garrey Carruthers says the other positions will remain frozen until officials decide on a date to fill them.

The university’s permanent budget was reduced by 5 percent in 2016 after special session to address the state’s budget crisis and received further cuts after the 2017 regular and special legislative sessions.

The institution has also lost funding due to declining enrollment numbers.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Trump Relegates Transgender Americans to Ranks of Second-Class Citizens On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman took a major step forward in the struggle for equality in the United States by issuing Executive Order 9981 that abolished racial discrimination in the Armed Forces and eventually led to the end of segregat...
3 Rowan University Diversity Programs Awarded NSF Grants Three programs at Rowan University with goals to promote diversity and equality for underrepresented races and sexualities on and off campus recently have been awarded grants by the National Science Foundation to aid those efforts. The grants will...
Bureaucratic Costs Are Twice Instruction Expenses at Some Colleges Some small private colleges are spending almost twice as much on administration as on academics, according to a study by an association of university trustees. The study, based on financial data provided by colleges and universities themselves to ...
Has California Found the Answer to More Equitable Developmental Education? Developmental education (also known as remedial education) serves as a major barrier to a disproportionate number of Black and Brown students in higher education. Dr. DeShawn Preston More than 70 percent of Black students and 63 percent of Lat...
Semantic Tags: