NMSU to freeze 90 vacant faculty positions due to budget

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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.

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