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Kentucky State president proposes budget reductions

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Posted at 10:18 AM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 10:18:47-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — The president of Kentucky State University has released a proposal to make adjustments and reductions to the campus budget.

In its release, the university says President M. Christopher Brown II's plan would eliminate positions and make adjustments which would impact 9.6% of the budget.

His plan was presented to KSU's Board of Regents Finance and Administration Committee, and is in response to the global pandemic.

"This reduction in force is a difficult decision and process for any campus community. The new realities of telecommuting and hybrid instruction have long-term implications for how we manage colleges and universities. Kentucky State values our students and our workforce, but mission continuity and institutional viability are parallel commitments," said President Brown.

The school says this proposal would cut about $4.6 million from its budget.