ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - About 500 fewer
students are attending South Carolina State University in Orangeburg
this year, leaving the university facing a $5.5 million deficit.
Vice President of Finance
Eric Eaton is proposing a freeze on hiring and an across-the-board 7%
budget cut to get the institution back on track. The school's finance
committee will consider the ideas at a meeting later this month.
Eaton says the cuts and freeze would leave the university $366,000 ahead at the end of the budget year.
He says for the next
academic year, the university will pursue fund raisers and programs to
boost enrollment. This year's enrollment is the lowest in five years.
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