KU Laying Off 11, Won't Rehire 110

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The University of Kansas is cutting 11 jobs and not filling 110 others to satisfy a legislative mandate to cut 7 percent of its budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

University spokeswoman Lynn Bretz says seven of the layoffs are in the Department of Student Success, which oversees such programs as the Department of Student Housing and the KU Memorial Unions.

Nine of the cuts won't happen until June 30, the end of the school's fiscal year -- and one will be in January 2010.

Bretz says the cuts should be enough to meet the state-mandated 7% reduction, almost $11 million, but warns more losses are possible if funding is reduced further.


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