North Dakota State University is facing drastic budget cuts, the school’s new president said Tuesday.
David Cook wrote in a campus-wide email that significant reductions will be necessary due to decreasing enrollments over the past several years. He describes the cuts as “incredibly difficult.”
The north Fargo campus is facing a $10.5 budget shortfall for the next biennium. Cook said he has asked the school’s deans to help with “rightsizing and reorganizing the academic enterprise” and creating new programs to meet workforce needs. The school is also looking at new strategies to retain students, he said.