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...