“We can’t keep cutting our way to prosperity,” @wrightstate CFO says. More here: https://t.co/ajhfwyqJi2 pic.twitter.com/goqIaH9Iun
— Max Filby (@MaxFilby) June 8, 2017
6-8-17 – Last week WSU-Lake Campus cut two of its sports, girls volleyball and softball. That should have a been a ‘red light‘ for what was to come down the road. The cuts came suddenly and with not much of an explanation, today we found out in-depth why these actions took place.
Today the Wright State Board of Trustees in Dayton presented a budget proposal for FY 2018 that will include $30.8 million (15% of expenditures) in cuts.
COMPLETE FY 2018 BUDGET
A look at some of the cuts that the budget will cut if approved-
- cutting 57 jobs (no faculty) as opposed to original 71 under new budget it will save nearly $14 million
- Swimming and diving teams to be eliminated $200K in first year, $500K over five years
- Japanese, Italian, & Russian language courses to be eliminated under @wrightstate budget proposal @WDTN
- Wright State’s budget proposal calls for a 3 percent tuition increase for out of state students and graduate students. Room and board costs will also increase by 3 percent
- – College/ division-level IT, marketing and administrative support
- – Student worker positions/ hours
- – Parents weekend
- – Presidential Lecture Series
- – Nursing site visits
- – Department mergers
- – Non-emergency maintenance
Wright State CFO Jeff Ulliman told the audience that he expects WSU to be put on fiscal watch by the state sometime in FY 2019 even with these budget cuts in place.