Emporia State University seeks authority to begin campus workforce restructuring

Emporia State University administrators proposed Thursday deployment of a workforce management policy that could lead to discontinuation of academic programs or employee dismissals in response to a combination of financial and enrollment challenges.

ESU president Ken Hush said he would ask the Kansas Board of Regents for authority to modify the campus workforce by implementing a framework developed by the higher education governance board. The policy was initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic and recognized flat-to-shrinking student enrollment, pressure to hold down tuition rates and the capacity of taxpayers to support higher education.

Read more on the Kansas Reflector.

Micah Ward
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Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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