Faculty cuts, increased fees possible at LSU, president warns

LSU to cut classes, jobs, increase fees if $65M in proposed cuts passes Legislature

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU President F. King Alexander has released a plan for how LSU plans to deal with a possible 32 percent cut to its statewide operations that includes the potential of cutting faculty staff and increasing student fees.

In releasing his plan, Alexander said it was important to remember that "nothing is certain yet."

F. King Alexander released a statement that says in part:

As you are aware, LSU was given an impossible task over the weekend: to prepare scenarios for a 32% budget cut to its statewide operations. In truth, there was not enough time to make a thorough assessment of such devastating reductions and the widespread ramifications they would create. Thanks to our financial officers, we were able to provide some equivalencies demonstrating the magnitude of a cut that size in the current fiscal year (see Budget Hub). These numbers are startling. Please remember that nothing is certain yet, and that our Governor and state leadership remain steadfast in their commitment to higher education.

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