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UW Trustees Budget Committee met Wednesday morning

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Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 7:35 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The University of Wyoming Trustees Budget Committee met on Wednesday morning. The committee has to figure out how to manage a $42 million decrease in funding over the next two years, which entails cutting $21 million this year and next.

UW’s budget is planned annually, and the state funding is allocated biannually.

The budget is scheduled to be approved next week sometime.

UW Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications Chad Baldwin said the university still has sufficient resources to deliver an outstanding education and serve the people of Wyoming.

“While we have absorbed significant reductions, we’ve tightened our belts. We’ve become leaner,” said Baldwin. “The message that came through in the budget hearings was that the University feels like we’re going to be able to function with these cuts.”

Baldwin also said the university anticipates having to make further cuts to academic programs, and this year programs will be evaluated to determine whether they can be eliminated or consolidated.

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