HSU to make $9 million in budget cuts, Third Street Gallery to close

ARCATA, CA. – Humboldt State University has released its 2018/2019 budget, and big cuts are in the works.

HSU President, Lisa Rossbacher, says the university will cut $9,000,000 dollars in spending over the next two years, in an effort to reduce its annual budget shortfall.

Rossbacher says the new budget will be hard to implement, but she says it will shield students as much as possible.

Among the cuts, almost $1,400,000, from academic support – mainly, in not filling open positions.

Another $2,750,000 will come from support jobs, by cutting staff to the president’s office, and re-structuring IT services.

$740,000 will be taken from student services, in part by cutting the size of international programs.

$3,000,000 will be saved by making instructional cuts, by limiting elective courses and more efficiently scheduling classes.

The university will also close its Third Street Gallery in Eureka.

More information on the budget can be found, here.