NMSU announces details on budget, job cuts

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico State University president Garrey Carruthers has unveiled details about the school’s budget problems, which will include jobs cuts.

Carruthers spoke Wednesday about the elimination of 89 open positions and 37 jobs currently held by employees. He says the moves are needed for the long-term fiscal health of the school.

Carruthers says the university will try to find jobs for those who will be laid off.

The university saw a $9.1 million reduction in its $690.5 million operating budget for fiscal year 2016.

NMSU’s main campus saw its student body shrink 14 percent this fall to 15,490 students from peak enrollment in 2011 of 18,024. As enrollment shrinks, so does university revenue.

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