The Board of Trustees Finance Subcommittee has voted to recommend to
the trustees at the board’s April 1 meeting that they approve the Tier
1 proposed budget reductions.
The unanimous subcommittee vote at Tuesday’s meeting included the
proviso that Tier 2 and Tier 3 cuts may be necessary depending on the
state revenue projections that are to be announced March 20.
Vice President of Administration and Finance Natalie Lutes said that
it will take a number of days to assess the impact of those projections
on the College budget, adding that by April the College may have to
identify some Tier 2 reductions. Tier 3 reductions, which will be
cumulative, are the “worst-case scenario,” Lutes said.
During the discussion, President Stephen Jordan said that keeping
“real people in real positions” is a priority. He also said that he has
allowed the vice presidents to determine if the vacant positions frozen
in their areas in October after cost-containment measures were
announced are critical. If so, the vice presidents could decide
alternative reductions, rather than have those positions remain vacant.
Since the Feb. 16 town hall meeting held by Jordan when the Tier 1
target reductions were announced, there have been some adjustments as
Target Tier 1
|Proposed Tier 1|
|| $ 130,704
|| $ 138,142|
|Administration & Finance
Trustee Ellen Robinson commended everyone involved for their hard, “incredibly diligent” work in establishing the three tiers.
To read more about the budget reductions announced at the town hall meeting, go to http://www.mscd.edu/~collcom/artman/publish/budget_twv6021609.shtml.
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