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.
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.