University lays off 16 professors, hires 12

Nicole Hanson

Sixteen professors from areas with declining enrollment have been laid off, while 12 new faculty members will join growing departments, Vice President for Public Affairs Lynn Bushnell said.

“The university is adding faculty in areas of growth and reducing the number of faculty in areas that have had declining enrollments in recent years,” Bushnell said.

The university has not released information about the departments involved in the hirings or cuts.

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