UMass President Announces Actions To Manage State Budget Reduction, Pledges To Protect The Excellence Of The University's Academic Programs
BOSTON- In response to Governor Patrick's announcement of 9C cuts, University of Massachusetts President Jack M. Wilson today announced actions that the University is taking to manage the reduction in its operating budget appropriation from the state.
"The administration's announcement of 9C budget reductions present significant challenges to the
"The Trustees are confident that President Wilson and the Chancellors will work hard to maintain the positive momentum that they have achieved for the
Assuming there are no additional 9C cuts, the University will not request mid-year fee increases, nor will it make cuts to student financial aid, which President Wilson, the Chancellors and the Trustees have targeted as an area for strategic investment. Other actions are being considered and will be discussed and evaluated with the Chancellors and Board of Trustees over the coming weeks and months as the full budget picture emerges and the University is able to analyze the impact of the base budget reductions to the next fiscal year's budget.
"With much effort, the University can manage through this reduction in revenue without a fee increase at this time," President Wilson said. "We may not have the same flexibility in the future if we are to maintain our strong commitment to student financial aid and other strategic priorities."
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