FY2018-2019 Budget Reduction Process

Chancellor: Additional budget cuts not needed — yet December 6, 2017

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will not consider additional budget reductions at this time due to some improvements to the university's budget picture, Chancellor Ronnie Green announced Dec. 5.

The news came as campus leaders were poised to present approximately $4.3 million in proposed program cuts to the Academic Planning Committee on Dec. 6. The committee is a campuswide group that reviews budget cut proposals and recommends action to the chancellor.

Green and Hank Bounds, president of the University of Nebraska system, have warned that additional budget cuts are likely in fiscal year 2018-19 if declining tax receipts result in the Legislature further reducing aid to the NU system.

Bounds informed the Board of Regents Dec. 5 that “smart management of very slim margins” had allowed the university system to avoid program cuts for the time being. However, he warned that the "toughest days are ahead."

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will move forward with approximately $3.8 million in proposed reallocations presented to the APC on Nov. 15. No programs or faculty positions are to be eliminated through the proposals.

The proposed reallocations will be finalized in the spring.

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Previous announcements
APC budget hearing set for Jan. 17 December 14, 2017
Bus fee, communication restructuring withdrawn from budget proposal December 14, 2017
First set of proposed budget reductions identified November 16, 2017
Budget recommendations to be presented in November, begun in early spring October 26, 2017
Letter from Chancellor Green – Budget perspective January 27, 2017