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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 24, 2013


  1. I think we need to truly begin to collaborate and stop thinking the recruitment game only runs through admissions. We can offer to faculty/staff a Recruitment 101 workshop so they can be advocates for the university. They do not HAVE to be recruiters...but if a situation presents itself and they want to share some information...then they would have the proper information to share.
  2. Utilize alumni engagement to coordinate a training or "how to" for all our SRU Alumni around the state and beyond. Provide a simple 10-item checklist that they could do to assist with recruiting and advocating for SRU. Hang a flag on their house, write to their local school district guidance counselors, hang admissions materials at their local grocery stores that can be downloaded and printed from our alumni site.
  3. Alumni engagement to work collaboratively with admissions to recruit qualified alumni to staff recruitment fairs. This will provide high school students a perspective from a recent grad.
  4. Identify some other university personnel that can assist with recruitment. Why does it have to be one office out and about recruiting? Are there folks around campus that would be able to assist in traveling and recruiting? The answer is yes...let's identify where others can assist so our expert recruiters can go to other areas that might be in more need of some TLC and attention.
  5. Look at management and programs to see if there are departments that can be consolidated under one manager without reducing the quality of programs and services to our students.

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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