37 Employees, 5 Programs Axed at University of Wyoming
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming will lay off 37 employees next week as the state's only public, four-year university cuts costs to account for reduced state aid.
The jobs to be cut are all non-faculty staff positions. They come after the university has already cut 332 jobs almost entirely by eliminating vacant positions and offering voluntary separation incentives to tenured faculty.
UW President Laurie Nichols spoke about the layoffs Thursday during a presentation to the Board of Trustees.
Nichols says the cuts were designed to affect students as minimally as possible.
Separately, the UW Board of Trustees approved eliminating five academic degree programs.
The jobs cuts and program changes are being made to make up for the loss of $41 million in state aid.