Mansfield University has announced its plans to lay off over 50 employees due to a $14.3 million deficit.
The university said in a release that it has experienced a decline in enrollment over the past three years which resulted in a decrease in state support. Officials believe the enrollment decline stems from the shrinking number of high school graduates from regions in Northern Pennsylvania and New York.
The school plans to cut 29 full-time faculty positions as well as 25 administrative jobs. School officials are expected to discuss which faculty and staff members will be affected by the cuts within the coming days.
By Yalin Kaganovich
Insight Mag Correspondent