The UT system will limit hiring, prepare for potential layoffs, cut travel and halt equipment purchases, according to an e-mail from UTC Chancellor Roger Brown to all faculty and staff.
The message, sent Monday, outlined the system’s cost-cutting measures in the wake of recent budget cuts.
“I know we can weather this fiscal storm and emerge a stronger, better university,” Mr. Brown wrote in his e-mail.
State appropriations were reduced earlier this year to $43.9 million and an additional $1.5 million was cut from that amount, Dr. Brown said. Another 7 percent may be cut from the 2009-2010 academic year, he said.
“I know that these are troublesome and stressful times,” he wrote. “I truly believe that each of you is dedicated to service to our students and our community, and I share your frustration when the lack of resources prohibits fulfilling our mission to the highest level possible.”
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Joan Garrett McClane has been a staff writer for the Times Free Press since August 2007. Before becoming a general assignment writer for the paper, she wrote about business, higher education and the court systems. She grew up the oldest of five sisters near Birmingham, Ala., and graduated with a master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism from the University of Alabama. Before landing her first full-time job as a reporter at the Times Free Press, ...