ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State University’s finalized budget will freeze over 90 vacant faculty and staff positions and lay off two personnel.
According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, officials say the moves will close an $8-million gap in the budget.
Administrators say the personnel cuts are much smaller than originally anticipated in initial planning scenarios.
The university’s permanent budget was reduced by 5 percent in 2016 after the special session.
Another factor NMSU lost funding was due to declining enrollment numbers.