President Shepard sends update on governor's proposed budget
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard sent an update to all Western faculty and staff this morning updating them on the governor's proposed budget revision, which would cut $7 million from Western's budget in the current biennium.
This morning, the Governor proposed, as she is required to, a revised budget for the current biennium, one that addresses a shortfall of about $2B that had not been anticipated when the original 2011-13 budget became law.
That proposal translates, for Western, into an additional cut of $7M for the biennium we are currently in. Coming on top of cuts already made to our budget, a cut that enormous would have potentially dire consequences.