NDSU freezes all hiring in wake of $1.8 million budget shortfallNorth Dakota State University is now under a hiring freeze because of $1.8 million a budget shortfall.
By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM
North Dakota State University is now under a hiring freeze because of a budget shortfall.
President Richard Hanson announced the move in a 2 p.m. e-mail sent to the entire campus.
The e-mail states:
"After reviewing the details of NDSU's adjusted appropriated budget for 2009-2010 it is apparent that our tuition revenue will not meet budget projections. I believe two major factors have contributed to this:
lagging tuition collections and a greater number of tuition waivers.
Therefore, the budget shortfall amounts to approximately $1.8 million.
"To ensure a balanced appropriated budget, I am issuing a temporary hiring freeze. I am asking that there be no new hires and that no vacant positions be filled until further notice. However, as we review our spring tuition revenues, we will revisit this decision. In the meantime, we will increase our tuition collection efforts and we are reviewing our tuition waiver process."