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25 East Tennessee State University workers face termination

April 9, 2003

Up to 25 East Tennessee State University employees could lose their jobs under current budget projections, according to the April 2 edition of "The Leaf Chronicle."

ETSU President Paul Stanton said the notices are warnings only. At ETSU, as at Austin Peay, an increase in tuition would head off most layoffs, and the increase is viewed has highly likely.

According to the article, Stanton expected to eliminate about 90 positions at the university and reduce some 12-month workers to nine months.
April 9, 2003

Up to 25 East Tennessee State University employees could lose their jobs under current budget projections, according to the April 2 edition of "The Leaf Chronicle."

ETSU President Paul Stanton said the notices are warnings only. At ETSU, as at Austin Peay, an increase in tuition would head off most layoffs, and the increase is viewed has highly likely.

According to the article, Stanton expected to eliminate about 90 positions at the university and reduce some 12-month workers to nine months.

All the state's higher education institutions were asked to cut 9 percent from their budgets to ease a projected $629 million shortfall in the coming fiscal year.