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September 9, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgUniversity of Alaska officials are working to prioritize programs as they face another round of cuts outlined in Gov. Bill Walker’s budget plan.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the statewide university system would receive about $330 million for fiscal year 2017 under Walker’s plan released Wednesday. The new figure would reduce university funding by nearly $16 million from the previous year.UA President Jim Johnsen says the cuts will have a long-term effect on students, staff and faculty.He told the board of regents that preserving the university’s rural campuses outside of Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau is a priority.Johnsen says his staff is compiling a list of programs based on their value that will go before the board for their final approval in June.last_img read more