W.Va. colleges cut jobs as state support declines

  • August 31, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia colleges are slashing payrolls and making other adjustments to compensate for losing $42 million in state funding over the past two years.

The Charleston Gazette reports that about 13 West Virginia University employees have been fired as part of a reduction in force for this budget year. WVU spokesman John Bolt says more than 100 positions have been left vacant, and departments have been restructured.

Marshall University spokeswoman Ginny Painter says about three dozen positions have been eliminated through attrition, but there have been no layoffs. Some departments there have been restructured too.

West Virginia State University has fired 10 employees and eliminated 15 already vacant positions. Also, WVU-Tech and Shepherd University officials have chosen to not fill some positions.


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