WMU punts on budget cut decisions

The university faces a multi-million dollar budget deficit, which it plans to deal with in September.

Western Michigan University’s Board of Trustees Thursday decided to postpone any decision-making on budget cuts until September, opting instead to continue its 2019-2020 budget for the next 90 days.

The university faces a potential loss of $85 million next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The board’s vote to postpone the budget discussion until September 17 was unanimous. Officials’ reasoning is that they’ll have a better idea of enrollment numbers then, according to an article on MLive.

Meanwhile, the university is continuing with plans to cut staff and reduce other expenditures in order to deal with a $45 million shortfall in the 2019-2020 budget.

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