UMSL will cut up to 85 positions in cost-cutting move

The University of Missouri-St. Louis said Thursday it was going ahead with a budget plan that would eliminate up to 85 positions on campus but minimize the effect on students.

In a message to UMSL students, faculty and staff, Chancellor Tom George said the two-year plan is designed to close a $15.4 million budget gap through $12 million in cuts and and $3.4 million in new revenue.

In discussions with the committee after the plan was unveiled earlier this month, George emphasized that that no degree programs would be eliminated under the proposal and no cuts would be made to the budget for undergraduate scholarships.

The announcement comes one day after Gov. Jay Nixon signed a higher education budget that includes more money for the University of Missouri System.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio

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