The Merciad

President Tom Gamble, Ph.D., announced to the university Thursday that 14 administrators and staff will be laid off from their positions here, and six more will have their positions reduced from full time to part time.

The steps are part of cost-cutting efforts for the current academic year. No faculty were laid off and no academic programs were eliminated.

The letter detailed an university-wide initiative to "realign our resources by consolidating work, eliminating positions in our university workforce and implementing other budgetary adjustments."