Kentucky State University “Staff Realignment” Aims to Save Money and Increase Efficiency

Kentucky State University, the historically Black educational institution in Frankfort, announced a series of steps it is taking to manage its budget and increase efficiency while maintaining resources earmarked for instruction and student achievement.

The university announced that it is permanently eliminating 40 positions that currently are vacant. An additional 10 staff members have agreed to voluntarily step down from their positions and another 25 people will lose their jobs. In total, the university hopes to save $2.3 million in salary and benefit expenditures.

In announcing the staff cuts, M. Christopher Brown II, president of Kentucky State University, stated that “as we continue to accelerate moving Kentucky State University forward, we must realign spending and resources to best position the institution for future success. Such decisions are necessary to ensure we fully support student success and strategic outcomes. Kentucky State University cannot be all things to all people. Kentucky State University will steward our resources carefully.”

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  1. The so called realignment is smoke and mirrors. African Americans who have served the institution for decades are being terminated in disrespectful ways, only to be replaced by Brown’s cronies. The administrative budget has ballooned under Brown. Research 4 year graduation rates, and ask why significant numbers of faculty haven’t been released. Smoke and mirrors.

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