39 Full-Time & 2 Part-Time Positions To Be Eliminated At IPFW (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch
By Corinne Rose

March 19, 2013 Updated Mar 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.nbc33.com) -- IPFW is cutting jobs to offset an $8.5 million budget deficit.

39 full-time and two part-time positions will be eliminated through layoffs and attrition by the end of June. The university says its budget problems stem from receiving less money from the state and a much lower enrollment this past fall.

IPFW expects to save $2.2 million with the job cuts and the rest from cuts in activities, utilities and services. A 2% tuition increase is planned for this fall as well.

"I don't think we have cut to the core where we will be unable to recover from this. We've made some cuts and some of them, quite frankly, are painful cuts. Some programs we would have liked to have kept we have chosen not to keep in this budget climate," says Steve Sarratore, IPFW's interim vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Tuition for the fall of 2013 is expected to remain flat.

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