Central Michigan University President Says University Is Strong, Faces Financial Challenges

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

The state of Central Michigan University is indeed strong, according to President George Ross.


Speaking at the State of the University Address Wednesday in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium, the president and Provost Gary Shapiro said the university of 22,000 on-campus students faces both financial and student body challenges. About 800 people attended the address.


Because of state cuts to higher education funding, CMU lost $12 million and Ross said he expects further cuts in the years to come. The university will continue its conservative approach to finances.


"We no longer can rely on higher tuition to sustain us," he said.

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