UL-Monroe shrinks colleges, cuts degrees, continues to reduce staff

Monday, November 4, 2013

University of Louisiana at Monroe President Nick Bruno announced Friday the elimination of 25 positions and the consolidation of the campus' five colleges into three.

While Bruno said the university may not have restructured the colleges if not for a reduction of money from the state, he said the new academic infrastructure will be effective.

“I feel confident the new structure will provide a lot more creativity and focus on our strengths,” Bruno said.

The announcement follows earlier cuts of five administrative jobs in October. During the past five years, UL-Monroe has eliminated about 300 jobs and operates on $18 million less than in 2008, Bruno said.

Of the 25 positions announced Friday, 19 are active employees while the other six will be eliminated through attrition.

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