Grambling Leader Outlines Plan To Address Deficit

GRAMBLING, LA (AP) — Facing a more than $3 million deficit, Grambling University plans to increase faculty teaching loads while requiring furloughs, provide incentives for 15 faculty members to retire, and possibly even shutter the Grambling Laboratory Schools.

         The Advocate’s Elizabeth Crisp reports Interim President Cynthia Warrick announced the drastic measures to help cash-strapped Grambling regain sound financial footing during a meeting with faculty and staff on campus Thursday.

         Warrick attributed much of the immediate problem to the university's drastic decrease in enrollment this fall.

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         The university's fall enrollment is 4,504 – down 11 percent from last year. Based on the tuition rate, Warrick estimated the university is out $3.7 million.

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