NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A small, southeast Ohio college says it's laying off 23 workers to cope with a $4.3 million budget shortfall.
Enrollment at Hocking College in Nelsonville is about 1,300 fewer students than last year, and that's hurting the budget.
Laid off employees will include administrators, professional staff and support staff.
The Logan Daily News reports Wednesday (http://bit.ly/Qnw6lH ) the college's board of trustees approved a revised 2013 budget Tuesday that contains $3 million in faculty budget cuts, stricter travel requirements, and postponement of buying new computers to offset a $4.3 million decrease in tuition revenue.
The paper reports the $3 million cuts include the elimination of 23 positions, contract reductions for four people and three positions staying open.
Savings will also come from reducing the number of adjunct faculty.
Information from: Logan Daily News, http://www.logandaily.com