Marshall University has announced it is taking immediate steps to prepare
for expected cuts to its state budget allocation for next year.
A freeze on hiring of non-mission critical personnel and a sweep of some revenue accounts are two
measures President Stephen J. Kopp outlined in a message sent to university faculty and staff yesterday.
“All of us are aware of the significant financial challenges facing our state. It is in the news every day,”
Kopp wrote. “State tax revenues continue to fall and it looks increasingly likely that the state will end
this budget year in the red. Although the state budget for next year has not yet been finalized, we do not
anticipate that this outlook will improve…. These actions will conserve important resources, while
providing the flexibility we need to fulfill our strategic priorities and our public mission.”