ASU's town hall on $3.7 million in proposed budget cuts - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

ASU's town hall on $3.7 million in proposed budget cuts

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Under the proposed cuts, Albany State University would lose 19 percent of its funding next year, that's in addition to deep cuts already suggested in the Governor's budget plan.

Students, faculty, and staff looked for answers about a proposed budget cut which could slash 3.7 million dollars from the school's 22 million dollar appropriation for next fiscal year.

"I'm about to graduate in December so it won't really affect me," said Daniel Forsyth, ASU Student.

For others at the town hall tuition hikes and program cuts are not taken lightly.

"School systems in Georgia are already at the bottom and I think higher education is going to help pull us out of it," said Connie Leggett, Director of Title III Programs.

But leaders say they'll have to try to make do with millions less.

"We've already made cuts, we've taken furloughs, but the level of cuts proposed are unreasonable for the education system," said Leggett.

"Is it going to affect accreditation, will it affect my program, my graduation, very good questions," said

And university leaders don't yet have all the answers.

"Different schools are doing different things we needed to have a conversation, so don't go out and look for another school or transfer," said Wakefield.

Click here find out details about cuts at Albany State and other colleges, or copy and paste the link below into your browser.

http://www.usg.edu/fiscal_affairs/documents/summary_of_reductions.pdf 

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-11-23 04:09:31 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>
  • Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-11-23 04:00:29 GMT
    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>
  • Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-11-23 03:19:28 GMT
    Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly