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Slippery Rock University is committed to fully informing its community regarding budget developments. This site has been created to provide faculty, students, staff and other visitors with timely updates, planning processes, and communication regarding the 2013/14 University budget. Please consult this page regularly for the latest information

 

 

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Budget suggestions: September 15, 2013


SRU needs to differentiate itself from the other state schools to attract a broader demographic. I don't think the"premiere residential institution" is doing that for us. I would suggest SRU become THE GREEN state school. We are the only state school to have a Climate Action Plan and our green efforts are already being acknowledged by national organizations. If we brought back the MS3 program and created an undergraduate sustainability program (both cross disciplinary), really utilized the Mackoskey center (it's a remarkable underutilized asset), and REALLY began to implement green practices on campus (this will save us money too), I think we could be attractive to a much broader demographic. Maybe even getting students from outside of PA. I see this as a long-term solution, this won'thappen overnight, but it would certainly make us very different and attractive to future populations that realize sustainability is important, regardless of major.


President Norton
 

September 30, 2013

Last Friday, the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees officially approved the fiscal year 2013-14 budget.

As I shared with you earlier this year in my State of the University address, we started the fiscal year with a $5.2 million structural budget deficit.  Through the efforts of many people, we were able to present the trustees with a balanced budget.

So, how’d we do it?
 
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