SOU Moves Forward with Retrenchment

ASHLAND, Ore. — After years of facing reductions in state funding and a drop in enrollment, Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan made the most recent retrenchment plan final. The plan gets rid of 12 permanent full-time employees, and at least 15 term-by-term employees. The plan also minors in some programs and majors in Art … 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 »

Students Win State Money for University

ASHLAND, Ore. – A group of SOU students are taking it upon themselves to help solve the university’s budget crises. In light of the recent retrenchment issues, the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU) took a five-week leave to head to Salem and lobby for money from state lawmakers. They say after a long … 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 »

Students Weigh in on Proposed SOU Cuts

ASHLAND, Ore. – As Southern Oregon University prepares to make budget cuts, students and faculty are weighing in. More than 60 people packed a meeting room in SOU’s library Wednesday to hear more information on the “Retrenchment.” SOU leaders said they need to make cuts to dozens of majors, minors, and programs, and lay off … 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 »