SOU’s President a Finalist for New Job

ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan announced she is a finalist to become the next president at Youngstown State University. Cullinan informed employees and students in an e-mail sent Monday. She is one of three finalists for the position. She said she was nominated for the position, and completed a Skype interview … Continue reading »

SOU Releases Final Retrenchment Plan

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University released the final retrenchment plan for the university. The plan implements budget cuts, which the university says will save them millions of dollars in the long-term. Southern Oregon University announced Friday morning they are cutting Art History & French majors, suspending the Physics major, and cutting Photography, Professional Writing, … Continue reading »

‘No Confidence’ Vote for SOU President

ASHLAND, Ore. — Faculty members at Southern Oregon University have given a vote of ‘no confidence’ to three administrators. The vote was taken Wednesday in response to the ongoing budget problems at the university. According to an e-mail from Faculty Senate Chair David Carter, SOU faculty voted ‘no confidence’ in President Mary Cullinan, Provost James … Continue reading »

Proposed Cuts for SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University has announced what programs could be cut to make up for a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. The announcement is the next step in the long retrenchment process for the university. That budget gap could be anywhere from $3 million to $7 million, depending on enrollment numbers and state funding. … Continue reading »

SOU Moving Forward in Retrenchment

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University held a public forum to hear from students and staff about its future cuts. A month ago the university announced it’s going to have to make cuts in its academic programs. The university has lost money through declining enrollment and tuition revenue fall. It’s still not clear what programs … Continue reading »