WSU President Kirk Schulz Warns Potential 10% Budget Cut Would Have Dramatic Impacts On Institution

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz is warning that a possible 10% budget cut would have dramatic impacts on the institution.

Schulz discussed the financial fallout from the pandemic during Friday’s WSU coronavirus town hall.  You can listen to his comment by clicking on the audio file below.

WSU is preparing for a possible 10% budget cut in response to lost revenues caused by Governor Jay Inslee’s coronavirus shutdown.

The administration is still planning to resume some form of in-person classroom instruction this Fall.  Interim Provost Bryan Slinker revealed during the town hall that they are considering ending Fall classroom instruction early.  The proposal calls for students not to return to Pullman after Thanksgiving.  Slinker also stated that they could start the Spring semester late.

Officials also announced that WSU workers will need to continue working from home whenever possible through phase 3 reopenings.  Whitman County which includes Pullman is currently in phase 2 reopenings.