St. Louis University plans to cut 120 jobs

1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago March 04, 2017 Mar 4, 2017 Saturday, March 04 2017 Saturday, March 04, 2017 1:55:00 PM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis University said it is planning to cut about 120 employees in response to a $16 million budget deficit.

An email sent Friday from President Fred Pestello said staff and administrators — but not faculty— will find out Tuesday who will be laid off.

Another 130 vacant positions have been set to be eliminated.

University leaders blame the school's deficit on declining enrollment and increased expenses.

Pestello and other administrators hope to avoid further layoffs by finding between $40 million and $80 million through budget cuts or new income opportunities.

The announcement comes about a week after a notice outlined improved severance packages for those losing their jobs.

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