Several Lincoln University faculty members to lose jobs

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, December 14 2016 Dec 14, 2016 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:38:55 PM CST December 14, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Lincoln University in Jefferson City said several faculty members will be out of jobs by the end of the school year.

University president Kevin Rome told the Jefferson City News-Tribune that the layoffs are a part of program eliminations. It is unclear how many teachers are being laid off.

Lincoln University officials decided in July to decertify the school's history degree and cancel two music degrees as well as a two-year early education degree.

That decision was based on low graduation numbers over the last five years, prospective students' low demand for a program and low regional or national career demands for the program.

Some faculty members challenged the statistics behind those program eliminations.

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