UTM making cuts in budget shortfall
Posted: Friday, January 2, 2009 8:54 pm
MARTIN (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Martin has opted to cut positions and combine departments to deal with a budget shortfall.
University spokesman Bud Grimes says the cuts come even though enrollment for the spring semester and applications for the fall are on the rise.
Nine positions were being cut at the university, Grimes says, but none of those were actual layoffs.
Six of those were vacant faculty positions, and one was a transfer position. The other two were administrative or staff positions that were cut.
Grimes says a campus committee looking at the budget expected to cut $4 million to $6 million from the fall 2009 budget.
The university hopes to fully implement any changes by July 1.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com
Published in The Messenger 1.2.09
University of Tennessee at Martin