Greene County News
FAIRBORN — Some Wright State University staff will be laid off as part of budget cuts at the school.
According to our partners at WDTN 2 News, the university has informed some staff members that their positions will be eliminated as the school works to cut $19 million from its budget in the next two years.
School officials have not said how many positions will be cut.
“As Wright State continues to align its expenses with its anticipated revenues, the university has begun to identify positions that will be eliminated,” WSU Director of Communications Seth Baugess said.
According to WDTN, a few tenured employees were issued notice letters using the term “financial exigency,” the only status by which tenured employees could be let go. The term refers to a financial crisis that puts the school’s existence at risk.
“Wright State is in the process of re-issuing the letters with the correct language to the employees who received them,” Baugess said. He also said these positions are receiving notifications due to a lack of funds as part of the school’s budget realignment.
Greene County News report compiled by Nathan Pilling with information from our partners at WDTN.