May 12, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY
May 12, 2020

Board of Regents Audit and Academic Affairs Committees
to continue work on expedited program review
and the FY21-22 budget this week

WHO: Board of Regents

WHAT: The is facing a $45 million reduction in state appropriations in the next two fiscal years, and revenue from other funding sources also is declining. To address these issues and the additional financial impact of COVID-19, the Audit Committee of the board will discuss a financial plan that includes additional base reductions to the university budget as well as the use of one-time savings to help meet the projected shortfall. The budget discussion will include an update regarding reductions made by each university due to the Compact Agreement with the governor, as well as COVID-19 and enrollment impacts. 

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee will hold a second special meeting to finalize expedited academic program recommendations held over from its April meeting. Last month, the committee advanced recommendations to the full Board of Regents that would reduce or eliminate 46 academic programs. This week, the committee will discuss three additional program eliminations as well as the teach out plan for all eliminated programs. Committee action and other information on the academic and administrative program reviews can be found online at .

WHEN:  May 13, 2020

  • Audit Committee: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Academic and Student Affairs Committee: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Committee meetings are public, and video streaming is available at

ns can listen online 1-866-832-7806 / pin 8475100. If the toll-free line is busy, please call 1-330-595-1371.

Agendas can be found at /bor/agendas/.

More information and a schedule of upcoming meetings is available on the Board of Regents website.

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For more information, contact Roberta Graham, associate vice president of public affairs at 907-360-2416 (cell).