Lincoln University cuts hours, outsources jobs

Source: Chris Barber, Journal Register, February 4, 2013

In a written statement, Jennings said that the university has suffered the effects of a declining enrollment with decreased income….He also said that in January 2012 the state rescinded $558,000 in funding due to a shortfall in revenues.

Jennings said he has cut departmental budgets and reduced non-essential spending, but that more cuts were necessary to save jobs, maintain a balanced budget and continue to offer a high level of instruction. …

The housekeeping, maintenance and grounds department currently employing about 70 workers will be outsourced. That will happen in April or early May. Jennings said preferential treatment will be given to the employees by the agency that wins the bid….