UW-Whitewater considers layoffs to offset enrollment decline
MILWAUKEE (AP)- University of Wisconsin-Whitewater officials are considering layoffs as the school grapples with declining enrollment.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Chancellor Dwight Watson wrote in a campus-wide letter that the school will face $12 million in budget cuts over the next two fiscal years to make up for lost tuition revenue.
Watson wrote in his letter that the school will have to enact a combination of contract non-renewals, reduction in appointment times and layoffs. He said two-thirds of the cut will come out of academic affairs. The university’s enrollment has decreased 8% over the past three years.
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