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Jon Harbor

University of Montana Announces Program Cuts, Changes

Sep 27, 2018
University of Montana's Main Hall.
Josh Burnham / MTPR

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana leaders announced budget cuts and reallocations as they work to match spending on instructors to total enrollment and interest in each area of study.

The budget reduction totals $5 million.

College deans and department chairs are tasked with meeting the budget goals by June 2021, and there could be retirements or layoffs.

A flyer posted on a UM bulletin board Monday
Eric Whitney

Weekend rumors about the impending demise of the University of Montana’s arts program were, a dean now says, greatly exaggerated.

UM’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Stephen Kalm on Monday clarified what he says was misinformation widely distributed on Saturday.