The WKU Board of Regents will vote on the school’s next budget at a meeting Friday afternoon. The nearly $394 million spending plan for 2013-14 is a 1.4 percent increase over last year’s budget.
If approved, 46 percent of the revenue used to run WKU would come from tuition and student fees. Only 18 percent of the proposed budget comes from state funding.
The budget vote comes after several tumultuous months on the WKU campus. In April, the Council on Postsecondary Education rejected President Gary Ransdell’s request for a 5 percent tuition increase, granting just a 3 percent hike. Ransdell told WKU faculty and staff that the decision meant the school was going to have to cut jobs.
However, within a few weeks of that announcement, Ransdell said WKU Vice-Presidents had come up with enough ways to cut costs and shift personnel that nobody on campus would lose their job.
The WKU Board of Regents meets Friday, June 21, at 12:30 p.m. in the Cornelius A. Martin Regents Room in the Mass Media and Technology Hall.
You can see the complete agenda for Friday's meeting here.