SUNY Oswego, the midyear budget news was relatively good as budget news goes.
When the SUNY Board of Trustees recently approved a plan for making the $90 million cut to the system necessitated by state revenue shortfalls during the current year, Oswego's share of the budget reduction worked out $1,167,700, college officials said.
Deborah F. Stanley will convene a meeting with the Campus Budget Advisory Group this month
to help advise on implementing the midyear cut.
campus has anticipated these reductions. We have reserves in place to mitigate
their effects,” Vice President for Finance and Administration Nicholas Lyons
When implementing cost savings, he added, the college’s priority will be to protect the instructional mission
of the campus and the health and safety of students and staff.
Both Stanley and Lyons are members of the system-wide budget
committee that SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher assembled last fall. Its first
task was to propose a method to absorb the cut for the current year.
That budget group will continue to meet, Lyons said, to help prepare SUNY’s budget
request for 2010-11 — a time when the state is expected to continue to face
revenue shortfalls. Oswego
is the only campus in the system with two representatives on the SUNY budget
"Once again we will need help from our alumni to
support SUNY's needs in the 2010-11 budget," said Stanley. "As state support decreases, Oswego will continue to
look for additional opportunities to seed pilot programs to increase
added that Oswego
will connect with alumni to assist with their continuing educational needs
through online programs and extension sites to make sure the college is serving
their educational and retooling needs.
-- Julie Harrison Blissert
McDowell '12 and Jen Lombardo '12
sign petitions during the budget rally in the Campus Center
food court and activity center.
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