Northern Arizona U president sees some cuts amid budget woes

Posted at 2:43 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 17:43:16-04

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The president of Northern Arizona University has said fewer than 100 positions would be laid off in response to budget concerns and there would be no reductions in tenured or tenure-track faculty.

The Arizona Daily Sun reported that President Rita Cheng released a statement responding to a protest Wednesday where more than 70 demonstrators gathered outside Flagstaff City Hall.

The protest called for administrators to implement furloughs or pay cuts.

The university is approaching a fiscal year with an expected $100 million or more in lost enrollment revenue.

Cheng explained that public universities nationwide have also taken multiple cost-saving measures.