Quantcast

WKU To Cut University College, About 140 Jobs - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

WKU To Cut University College, About 140 Jobs

Posted: Updated:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky University is eliminating the University College and cutting up to 140 jobs.

The Bowling Green Daily News reports WKU announced the cuts Friday to make up a $15 million budget shortfall. WKU President Timothy Caboni says this is only the first phase.

He says University College, which offers flexible programs for "non-traditional students," will dissolve by July 1. A message from Caboni to staff says eliminated employees will be notified by mid-March and all "displaced" employees will be paid through June 30 unless they leave earlier.

The university will also be making other changes including turning management of regional campuses over internally to the school's Division of Extended Learning and Outreach.

WEATHER
MaxTrack Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Five-Years Since Brookelyn Farthing Disappeared

    Five-Years Since Brookelyn Farthing Disappeared

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:35:49 GMT

    BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18) - Friday marked five years since a Madison County teen disappeared after attending a party. 18-year-old Brookelyn Farthing was last seen at a house in Berea. She texted family members saying she wanted to come home, but would catch a ride with a friend. Brookelyn's sister also said she sent a few messages saying she felt "unsafe."

    BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18) - Friday marked five years since a Madison County teen disappeared after attending a party. 18-year-old Brookelyn Farthing was last seen at a house in Berea. She texted family members saying she wanted to come home, but would catch a ride with a friend. Brookelyn's sister also said she sent a few messages saying she felt "unsafe."

  • Driver Electrocuted In Construction Site Accident

    Driver Electrocuted In Construction Site Accident

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:49 AM EDT2018-06-23 10:49:38 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The coroner is on the scene of an accident in the Squires Road area of Lexington. He tells LEX 18 that a man was electrocuted. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The coroner is on the scene of an accident in the Squires Road area of Lexington. He tells LEX 18 that a man was electrocuted. 

  • Rickhouse Collapses At Bardstown Distillery

    Rickhouse Collapses At Bardstown Distillery

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:30:10 GMT
    The Nelson County GazetteThe Nelson County Gazette

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emergency officials say a large section of a bourbon storage warehouse has collapsed at a distillery in Kentucky.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emergency officials say a large section of a bourbon storage warehouse has collapsed at a distillery in Kentucky.

Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2018, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?