NKU to eliminate more than 100 positions

NKU to eliminate more than 100 positions

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS (FOX19) - Northern Kentucky University will be eliminating more than 100 employees after the university says it needs to reduce its operating budget in the next fiscal year.

The cuts were made necessary due to the decline in state funding and increases in state-mandated pension contribution, NKU's Director of Public Relations Amanda Nageleisen said.

NKU anticipates it will eliminate 68 staff positions and 37 faculty positions, which represents 6.5 percent of the university's full-time workforce. Nageleisen said of the faculty positions eliminated, six are currently filled. Of the staff positions, 36 are currently filled.

The budget will be reduced by a total of $8 million next year, officials said.

NKU has had to reduce its spending each year since 2008, NKU President Geoffrey Mearns said.

The fiscal year begins July 1.

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