March 22, 2019
Our Commitment to Student Success
Throughout the academic year, we have been focused on rethinking how to better serve and support our students.
March 07, 2019
Details of Personnel Cost Savings
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.
March 04, 2019
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.
February 01, 2019
Details of Our Cost-Saving Measures
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.