HansenThe Interim Chancellor of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has announced a plan to realign the school’s budget by 9-percent.   During the annual chancellor’s address on Tuesday, Stephen Hansen told the audience the school cannot afford to wait for Springfield to take action.

Hansen was referring to the Illinois budget stalemate that has state university budgets in limbo.

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That audio is courtesy of SIUE.  Hansen says the school will be proactive in its approach to a potential state reduction including early retirement incentives before layoffs are considered.  He also stressed that unlike other state universities; spring semester classes would not be impacted by the budget plan.   Hansen spoke to a crowd of about 500 faculty, staff, students, and community members at the Morris University Center yesterday.  www.siue.edu


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