University of Wyoming Prepares for Budget Reductions

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Earlier this month the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the budget for the fiscal year that begins Friday. That budget included $19 million in reduced spending for the upcoming fiscal year to coincide with Governor Matt Mead’s budget cuts of $248 million, $35 million of which was dealt to the university.

UW Spokesman Chad Baldwin gives a breakdown of how trustees reached the $19 million reduction for the first year of the biennium.

Baldwin said that while the university didn’t have to cut any programs or jobs this go around, that will most likely not be the case for the following fiscal year.

Baldwin said university officials are looking at cuts to academic and non-academic programs. He said there are about 40 low enrollment programs that are being considered for consolidation or elimination altogether.

SheridanWyoming.com

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