LU announces cuts, reorganization

University combining some jobs, streamlining student services

An undisclosed number of positions have been cut at Lincoln University under a reorganization plan announced Tuesday by university officials.

The reorganization is designed to realize cost savings, as well as to create efficiencies in student services, according to a statement released by the university.

Under the new structure, top-level position duties were combined with the duties of other positions. In most cases, the shift meant a reassignment of personnel.

“After careful consideration, there were some employees who we were unable to reassign,” said Lincoln President Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr. “Decisions like this are difficult, but necessary, as we evaluate the university’s current budget and moving into the next fiscal year.”

School officials said the new structure will save the university $200,000 through June 30, 2014. In fiscal year 2015, the savings are expected to double.

“The reorganization will also ease the business aspect for students,” Rome added. “All services from admissions to financial aid and student accounts to housing will be in one building. The process of being a prospective student to being an enrolled or returning student should not be a race around campus. We will be moving services to new locations so the registration process, with the exception of purchasing books, can be completed in Young Hall,” says Rome.

The reorganization will take place after final exams, which begin Dec. 12, to avoid any interruption in service for the current semester.

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