SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The president of Savannah State University has announced the university is taking steps to respond to changes in revenue.
Since enrollment has declined over the last two years, SSU has less money coming in through tuition as well as fee and state-allocated revenue.
This has resulted in reduction in the budget for this fiscal year and reductions in state funding through 2021.
In a letter to the staff on Oct. 4, SSU President Dr. Cheryl Dozier explained the financial situation while informing employees about some interim measures to address the loss, including eliminating vacant positions and restricting new hires.
Some committees have also been formed to evaluate the situation and make recommendations to university leaders.
Again, no employees have been notified that they are being released.