KSU to eliminate positions in cost-cutting move
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Kentucky State University on Monday announced layoffs and position eliminations to potentially save $2.3 million in salary and benefit costs.
The announcement, made in a news release, says the changes will “strengthen operational efficiency.” The position eliminations were a recommendation from KSU President Christopher Brown’s “senior cabinet,” the news release stated.
The so-called staff realignment will eliminate 40 vacant positions, include 10 voluntary separations and 25 layoffs. A news release stated the move would save $2.3 million for the university.
The goal of the maneuver is to direct more resources toward instruction and student achievement, a news release stated.
Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs Doug Allen II said the move would allow KSU to cope with a 6.25 percent general fund reduction, no funding from the performance funding model and increases in pension costs.
“All terminated employees were provided access to job placement assistance and severance,” Allen said.