Southwest Minnesota State sees more cuts

Southwest Minnesota State University

“In my 10 years, I think this is the most troublesome presentation I’ve had to give.”

Southwest Minnesota State University President David Danahar in a presentation last month in which he announced the university would have to make up to $3.4 million in cuts — an amount on top of nine years of other budget reductions.

He said he was making plans for $2 million to $2.5 million in cuts for the time being, including academic cuts of $1,165,000, and reductions to IT, athletics, finance and facilities, administration and student affairs totaling about $487,000.

Administrators will meet again in the middle of the month to discuss the budget in more detail and decide on any cuts late next month.