Bevin's Proposed Budget Targets Model Lab, Arts Center

Feb 27, 2018


Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget includes specific cuts impacting Eastern Kentucky University.


EKU President Michael Benson outlined key provisions a campus-wide email today. They include $4 million overall budget reduction and cuts of $200,000 to the Center for the Arts and $150,000 cut to Model Laboratory School.


Benson said plans are being made to mitigate the cuts. 

But on  Monday the EKU Board of Regents were told that slow enrollment, pension reform and state cuts will require $25 million budget reduction and include layoffs.