Northwest Missouri State trims jobs, cuts departments

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 8:43 p.m. CST

MARYVILLE — Northwest Missouri State University plans to cut 20 jobs and eliminate or reorganize eight academic departments in a campuswide move to reduce costs.

The Maryville school will lay off 2.8 percent of its employees and eliminate its dance program and Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. More administrators will return to the classroom, and the university will hire fewer part-time professors and close its campus aquatics center.

President John Jasinski and Provost Doug Dunham announced the changes Thursday. Affected employees can remain on the payroll through June 30, the end of the fiscal year.

The move reduces the number of academic departments from 19 to 11.

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