NCCU bracing for job cuts

University to eliminate 55 positions and cut $6 million in spending.
April 23, 2014 1:15:53 PM PDT
North Carolina Central University is bracing for nearly $6 million in cuts that will include the elimination of 55 campus jobs.

The NCCU Board of Trustees made the announcement at a meeting Wednesday.

School leaders said they'll try to ease the pain by not filling 38 vacant positions, but 17 full-time employees will get word in the first week of May that they will be let go as part of what the university is calling a "strategic realignment."

NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White called the move a proactive step to keep the school viable.

"We have to be strategic of our evaluation of our services and our student outcomes," said Saunders-White. "This is not a comment about our viability. It's a comment about ability to thrive."

NCCU is following the lead of other UNC System schools that have shed jobs in recent months thanks to budget cuts.


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