Eastern Washington University Facing Budget Problems

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) – Eastern Washington University in Cheney is facing a projected $3.6 million budget deficit.

The school is working to cut costs by restructuring colleges and academic departments, a process that will affect jobs.

The Spokesman-Review says campus leaders announced the money woes in an April 8 email to employees.

EWU spokesman Dave Meany says school administrators could not discuss details of the budget plan, as they’re figuring out the best way to restructure programs.

Officials say enrollment is failing to meet projections. The university had expected to enroll about 10,650 students this year, but early registrations indicate the school would miss that mark by several hundred students.

In fiscal 2018, EWU received about $58 million in operating funds from the state, accounting for nearly a quarter of the university’s revenue.

Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com



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