The cuts are in response to a gubernatorial Executive Order and leave LSU Eunice’s General Fund support $2.2 million - about 25 percent - less than year ago. The reductions at LSU Eunice include no layoffs, instead relying on not filling 7.5 positions that are vacant due to retirements or resignations, some of which have been filled by adjunct professors.
Computer technology, one of only two faculty positiosn in degree-granting program;
1.5 English positions;
2 math positions;
1 resource librarian;
Maintenance foreman and custodian.
In addition to salary savings, the university will cut benefit costs related to the vacancies by $112,000.
LSU Eunice also incorporates $70,000 in savings on electrical and gas costs through an aggressive energy conservation plan.
The LSU System mid-year cuts total $39.1 million with 22 employees, including 13 at the Baton Rouge main campus, losing their jobs.
Other campus cuts:
LSU Main Campus absorbed the single largest reduction of $12.6 million, followed by a $6.2 million cut at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans; $5.9 million at the LSU Ag Center; $4.1 million at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport; $3.8 million at the University of New Orleans; $1.1 million at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge; $959,000 at LSU’s Huey P. Long Hospital in Pineville; $963,000 at LSU Shreveport; $885,000 at the E. A. Conway Medical Center in Monroe; $711,000 at the LSU System Office; $657,000 at LSU Alexandria; $535,000 at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center.