Alternate budget reduction scenarios – one reflecting the 12 percent budget reduction called for in Gov. Chris Gregoire’s budget proposal and another reflecting a cut of 18 percent – were requested from WSU by the Washington Senate Wednesday.
President Elson S. Floyd and Provost and Executive Vice President Warwick M. Bayly  issued a memo Thursday to university deans, vice presidents and chancellors asking them to prepare, in addition to the 12 percent budget reduction scenario already requested, a preliminary plan calling for a 20 percent budget cut within their areas.
They have asked for those plans to be prepared and submitted to the budget office by Jan. 30.
For more on the request, and steps WSU is continuing to take to curtail costs, see the  budget committee website ONLINE