Bryan College to cut 20 positions

photo A Bryan College student walks past Rudd Auditorium.

Embattled Bryan College will shed more than one-tenth of its staff as the school continues to grapple with financial woes and campus controversy.

College President Stephen Livesay announced Friday that the college would eliminate 20 of 173 full-time positions through layoffs and attrition. Some staff members already quit in protest over changes to the nondenominational Christian school's statement of belief and alleged administrative intransigence.

Livesay did not respond to requests for comment.

But in an email to faculty and staff, he blamed the cuts on dwindling enrollment. The small incoming freshman classes in fall 2012 and fall 2013, along with this spring's graduation of the college's largest-ever class, resulted in a projected enrollment decline of 100 students, Livesay said.