Delgado Chancellor Announces Spending, Hiring Freezes To Lower $13 Million Deficit

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Facing a $13 million deficit and an 11 percent drop in enrollment, Delgado Community College Chancellor Monty Sullivan on Tuesday announced freezes on travel, spending and non-essential hiring in an attempt to balance the budget. No pay cuts are planned, he said in an interview, but buyout packages to encourage early retirement are being considered. Sullivan announced the strategy in speeches at Delgado's Algiers and City Park campuses. Layoffs are possible, he said during the Algiers meeting, but at this point, they would not include full-time permanent faculty members. Reductions are possible among staff and full-time instructors who are under contract. Those teachers are considered temporary.

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