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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

EWU board approves reduction targets

Trustees take middle ground in requiring cuts, approve use of more reserves


Last updated 7/30/2020 at 1:44pm

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustees have approved using more cash reserves and an allocation of reduction targets in order to close a $22.54 million operating budget shortfall.

At a special meeting today (July 24) held via Zoom, the board voted 8-0 in approving expense reduction targets of 13.5 percent for all university areas except Diversity and Inclusion and Academic Affairs. The latter will look for ways to come up with a 22.3 percent reduction in expenses while the former will be exempt from reductions.

“We’ve explicitly excluded Diversity and Inclusion f...

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