College Planning & Management

JUN 2012

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Campus Scene IN THE SPOTLIGHT University of Wyoming Announces Budget Reduction Plan In response to a request from Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature, University of Wyoming (UW) offi cials have arrived at a plan to reduce UW's budget by $15.7M annually. Prompted by anticipated declines in state revenues due to lower-than-expected natural gas prices, Mead in April asked state agencies to plan for possible 8 percent annual budget reductions for the fi scal year that begins July 1, 2013. UW leaders, who sought input from across campus in drafting the plan, say it attempts to reduce spending with the least possible impact on the University's academic mission. It also identifi es non- personnel areas for budget reductions in preference to workforce attrition and pos- sible employee layoffs. Savings from workforce reductions are Lockers & Cubbies to Fit All Your Storage Needs LOCKERS in plastic, phenolic and metal for use in schools, gymnasiums, fi tness centers and manufacturing facilities. CUBBY LOCKERS AND SHELVES in solid plastic and phenolic for all your temporary storage uses. pegged at $6.5M annually. The impacts of those cuts would include some closed courses for students; increased class sizes in large-enrollment courses; a reduction in statewide off-campus services; closure of some administrative, academic support, and student support offi ces; and impaired fi nancial, information technology, and maintenance services. The full text of the plan that UW sub- mitted to the governor may be viewed at index.html. LMU Program Gets $1.2M Grant Loyola Marymount University's (LMU) Upward Bound program, which helps low-income students graduate and get into college, has received a $1.2M grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The pro- gram, which increases high school gradu- ation and college enrollment rates among fi rst-generation, fi nancially disadvantaged students, serves more than 50 students each year. Upward Bound includes a six-week resi- Now Available as BIM Objects Visit to learn more. ASI STORAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Single Source Solution dential summer program when the partici- pants live on LMU's Los Angeles campus. During their stay, they take college prep and enrichment courses, attend fi nancial aid and admission seminars, and receive tutoring and mentoring support from LMU students and staff. They also take part in weekly community service activities. The $1.2 M grant will support the pro- gram for fi ve more years. This is the second Upward Bound award LMU has received from the federal government. CPM 10 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / JUNE 2012 WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM

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