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Presidential Communications

Details of Personnel Cost Savings

March 07, 2019

As promised, I am following up on Monday’s email to provide more details. All divisions remain on track to meet their cost-saving goals. Yesterday, we finished notifying the 11 staff members who were laid off, which completes by far the most difficult part of confronting the harsh reality of eliminating our $10 million structural deficit. [READ FULL POST]

Vacant Position Eliminations and Layoffs

March 04, 2019

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]

Details of Our Cost-Saving Measures

February 01, 2019

When I arrived at UNC last summer, we all knew that our campus was struggling with enrollment and resources. The themes that quickly emerged as I began talking with people were that we need to focus on student success, resolve our $10M structural deficit, better articulate what makes UNC special, and work more collaboratively and transparently. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about those four things. [READ FULL POST]

Budget Update

January 24, 2019

You are invited to a follow-up forum at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Panorama Room at the University Center, where I will share an update on the university-wide cost-saving strategies that will be implemented and discuss the division-level cost-saving goals that will help us address the remainder of our $10 million structural deficit. [READ FULL POST]