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President outlines university budget, financial management plans

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“With the end of the legislative session earlier this month, the University’s financial picture for the upcoming academic year is much clearer. » More …

Enjoying leading in the midst of seismic flux

 

 

PULLMAN – John Fraire’s world is in seismic flux – restructuring of his division, doctoral thesis deadlines, changing student demographics, enrollment growth expectations and, like everyone else, budget cuts. But despite the demanding challenge, he’s enjoying it.

 

Seven months ago, WSU President Elson S. Floyd announced a major reorganization of the university’s management structure to help reduce costs and deal with ongoing cuts in state funding. The plan eliminated three vice president positions and consolidated five administrative divisions into two. For most employees that was an alteration in the org chart, a change in view from … » More …

Additional $1.2B hole in state revenue projected

By Andrew Garber, Seattle Times Olympia bureau

 

OLYMPIA — Officials were stunned to learn Thursday that the state is expected to take in $1.2 billion less in tax revenue than previously thought between now and June 2013, the latest grim result of an economy creeping toward recovery.

 

The bleak forecast means the state will have to cut $385 million more from the budget for the current fiscal year, which runs through next June — on top of a $520 million across-the-board cut the governor ordered in September.

 

Read the full article at the Seattle Times.