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97 positions to be eliminated at Norfolk State after major budget shortfall

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Posted at 9:38 PM, May 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-08 21:38:12-04

Norfolk, Va. –  Norfolk State University is planning to eliminate nearly 100 positions after a significant budget shortfall

The Board of Visitors held their annual meeting and approved a budget for $161 million which is $11.3 million shorter than last years.

They are forced to cut 97 positions due to enrollment decline and anticipated reductions in auxiliary revenues.

This cut in positions will account for $6 million.

They plan to cut these positions through retirement, maintaining vacant posts and not renewing some teaching contracts.

This will reduce their staff by 8.7%

No other details have been released. Stay with NewsChannel 3 for more updates.