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Presidential Communications

Vacant Position Eliminations and Layoffs

As you know, we are addressing the university’s $10 million structural deficit through a combination of university and division-level cost savings. After much discussion with the campus, I decided last month to implement three university-level options: increasing the faculty and exempt staff contribution to health insurance, modifying our employee/dependent tuition waiver benefit and offering a faculty retirement incentive. We are also identifying $8.5M in savings at the division level. [READ FULL POST]

Thank you to those who participated in this morning’s open forum on potential university-wide cost-saving options. Over 300 people participated and we received a tremendous amount of valuable feedback. [READ FULL POST]

Welcome Back and Invitation to Campus Open Forums

Welcome back! It is wonderful to see our campus come to life again with students eager to start spring semester. I hope your break was restful and you had the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. The Feinsteins had a wonderful time skiing last week, and I played a little disc golf with my son, Nick, and friends the week before, so I feel fully recharged and ready to tackle the challenges ahead. [READ FULL POST]

From the President: Video, Slides from Budget 101 Presentations

Nov. 28, 2018 — I would like to thank the campus community members who attended the Budget 101 sessions hosted by CFO Michelle Quinn and me over the past couple of weeks. It was great to see some 800 of you in person during one of the four presentations. [READ FULL POST]