Mansfield University becomes the latest Pa. state university to announce faculty cuts

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Friday, September 27, 2013

More jobs in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education are on the chopping block. This time, it’s at Mansfield University.

This 2,970-student university in the state’s Northern Tier announced it will be cutting 29 full-time faculty positions and more than 25 staff and administrative positions.

The university has not publicly shared which departments would be affected by the loss of faculty, said university spokesman Terry Day. Individuals who will be losing their jobs are still being notified, he said.

In a news release issued by the university on Wednesday, its President Fran Hendricks said the job cuts are necessary due to a projected $14.3 million budget shortfall over the next two years – which he predicts will be among the most challenging in the school’s 156-year history.

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