Mountain State announces employee terminations
July 24, 2012 ·
Mountain State University officials announced Monday a university-wide workforce reduction of approximately 50 percent, two weeks after receiving notification from the Higher Learning Commission of its intent to withdraw the university’s accreditation.
Approximately 125 MSU
employees received notice that their employment will end September 21, 2012.
A press release from the
university states a revised budget that included personnel reductions was
presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.
It says the Board kept
positions essential to serving students and moving the university through the
appeal process with the Higher Learning Commission.
It notes that reductions
were made at administrative, faculty, and staff levels.
MSU has established a
career service center for employees at the Beckley campus. Resume writing,
emotional counseling, and job search skills are some of the services available.
A team from Workforce
West Virginia will be at the Beckley campus Friday, July 27
at 10am and 2pm. Additional information
is available on the MSU website.
MSU submitted its
"notice of intent" to appeal the HLC decision last week.
The written appeal will
be filed on or before Aug. 6, according to a university public relations
Enrollment for the
2011-2012 academic year reached a total of 6301 students. A little over half,
or 3272, were online students.