IUP to cut 52 positions

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania will cut 52 positions as part of its effort to make up a $7.5 million shortfall for this fiscal year, spokesman Michelle Fryling said today.

Ms. Fryling said 10 managers and non-faculty employees -- five full-time and five part-time -- will be furloughed as part of the effort. The university will lose an additional 42 positions through attrition, meaning it will not fill positions when employees resign or retire and will leave other vacancies unfilled.

The university also slashed about $2 million through cutting operating expenses across the institution's divisions.

The news comes just two weeks after the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education approved a 7.5 percent tuition hike, bringing tuition to $6,240 for a full-time, in-state undergraduate.

The university's fiscal year began July 1, but the $186 million budget will not be finalized by the Council of Trustees until Sept. 15.

Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com or 412-263-2533.


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