U. of District of Columbia Cuts Nearly 100 Positions

The university’s Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday night to cut 69 positions, and there were an additional 28 “position eliminations” affecting the faculty and staff that did not require a board vote. The university made the moves in an effort to save roughly $8.5-million. The cuts come a month after the university’s board voted to fire its president.

Some of the positions eliminated were described as executive level, but a list was not immediately available.

“This is a very painful time for our university community,” board Chairwoman Elaine A. Crider said in a prepared statement. “We realize these actions impact peoples’ lives. The university values the contributions of all of our employees; however, these cuts are necessary in order to position the university to better serve its economic and educational mandates to the District of Columbia.”

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