Emporia State will cut dozens of faculty and staff positions in university restructure

In what university officials acknowledge will be deeply unpopular cuts, Emporia State University will begin a process of sweeping changes to the university’s program offerings after receiving the all-clear from the Kansas Board of Regents.

The Regents on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal, presented by Emporia State University President Ken Hush, that will allow the university to suspend its regular program review process and discontinue some majors, and lay off otherwise protected, tenured faculty.

Hush told the Regents that years of a status-quo mentality toward falling enrollment and declining revenue, in which budget cuts had been applied uniformly across the campus, have put the university on a path toward a financial crisis by 1,000 cuts.

Read more on The Topeka Capital-Journal.

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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