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YSU to lay off 15 employees and eliminate 43 vacant positions

Published: Thu, June 5, 2014 @ 9:31 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Fifteen staff employees will be laid off and 43 vacant positions will be eliminated under a $3.8 million budget reduction plan announced today by Youngstown State University.

“Three years of enrollment decline and the continued loss of state funding support represent permanent challenges that have resulted in a structural deficit in the university’s operating budget,” said Ikram Khawaja, interim president. “While these actions alone do not resolve our fiscal problems, we believe that they are yet another crucial step toward helping balance our budget while at the same time protecting as much as possible the academic and other services that are important to our students’ continued success.”

YSU’s state allocations and tuition revenue have decreased by a combined $19.5 million over the last three years, and those losses could increase to $22 million next year.

The personnel measures were included in the university’s $173 million fiscal year 2015 operating budget approved Tuesday by the YSU Board of Trustees’ Finance and Facilities Committee.

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1gdog4766(1495 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Way to go Kasich, you sure are a job creator. I mean what do these people think their tax dollars are for. Surely not to benefit them but to balance your budget. Life is good for you, you dodge indictment at Lehman Brothers and walk away with the bail out money.And then ran a campaign for governor where you stated working class people,and public education weren't important to you. And hey you got elected, so anyone surprised by this who voted for you has nothing to complain about.

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2redvert(2064 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

So gdog, why is it Kasich's fault that mismanagement by YSU is part of the reason for the deficit? All the people of Ohio should vote like the people in ytown vote, Look how well it has worked for the last 50-60 years. Typical libitard mentality, blame it on someone else. Good boy, good boy, you just make sure you continue to vote as you are instructed to do.

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3gdog4766(1495 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Your an idiot! The only mismanagement is the reduction in state funding to YSU so he can balance his own budget. That's a fact but you reSCUMlicans have your own sense of truth and fact and it has nothing to do with reality. Your slimy party damages every economy they get their hands on. I was a Florida snow bird but your slimy party has done so much damage to that state it's not safe to live there anymore. All that scumbag governors policies have done is explode unemployment,crash wages and explode crime. Period.

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4AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

So Red,

What does voting in Ytown have to do with YSU?

You defend Kasich from YSU mistakes and somehow make the connection to local voting.

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