JSU to cut 42 positions in budget reduction and recovery plan
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) –
Following months of careful review of the financial issues at Jackson State University, interim President Rod Paige announced Tuesday the completion of a comprehensive Budget Reduction and Recovery Plan designed to improve efficiencies and move the university toward fiscal stability.
Forty-two filled positions have been recommended for elimination through this process; affected employees will receive a 30-day notice. These included positions reduced due to the restructuring of academic and administrative units, resulting in the elimination of one dean, seven department chairs and one program coordinator. No faculty was included in this reduction. The total cost savings from these reductions are an approximate $2 million.