Chancellor: Keene State Cost-Cutting Part of 'Right-Sizing'

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State University System Chancellor Todd Leach cites several factors behind cost-cutting measures at Keene State College. Besides declining enrollment and competition, he says there was a perception that Keene State was in fiscal trouble due to a cut in state funding in 2010. “We can look and see the numbers drop there,” he said on The Exchange. “And I think that really has as much to do with perception as it did anything else. I think the message from guidance counselors was, ‘Well, they may be in financial trouble, I’m not sure if you want to go there.’ And that was the wrong message because that’s a small part of our overall budget." Keene State is the process of identifying $5.5 million in savings. To get there, it is offering faculty and staff...

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