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Read President Engstrom's Speech On UM's Budget Woes

UM President Royce Engstrom said the University needs to be “right-sized” to meet a declining number of students.
Saxon Holbrook
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UM President Royce Engstrom said the University needs to be “right-sized” to meet a declining number of students. ";s:

UM President Royce Engstrom addressed the campus community today to talk about UM administration's plan for dealing with the budget deficit. Read the full text of Engstrom's speech here.

The purpose of this talk is to inform the campus of the actions we will take to align our enrollment and financial resources at the University of Montana, and to position ourselves for the future. I will approach the talk in four sections: 1) the realities of our enrollment, 2) financial implications and specific budgetary actions, 3) immediate steps related to recruitment and admissions, and 4) longer term adjustments to our programming that will strengthen us both financially and academically. Central to this conversation is the imperative to maintain fiscal responsibility, to reinforce the exceptional quality in education, research, and service for which we are known, and to ensure the well-being of our students.

Read the entire budget speech.
 

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