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LSUA faces mid-year budget reduction, preserves core mission

Released: 01/03/2012

Louisiana State University at Alexandria has been able to preserve the core mission of the university in spite of the most recent mid-year budget reduction of $413,357 which is 5.1 percent of State appropriations according to Chancellor David P. Manuel.

“All of us are doing everything possible to preserve the core mission of LSU Alexandria and will continue to prudently use our resources to ensure the success of our students,” Manuel said in a memo to LSUA faculty and staff.

“We were able to examine the budget for the remainder of this fiscal year to find adequate funds to trim,” he said. “Using a combination of elimination of unfilled positions, further adjustments to our auxiliary budgets, further decreases in professional travel and services, and accommodating some of the reduction with self-generated funds, we have been able to meet this year’s mid-year reduction."

"However, because the university is already working on a very lean budget, future cuts will likely have a direct impact on our students which is unfortunate" Manuel said. "I appreciate the dedication of our faculty and staff members who continue to do more and more with fewer resources.”